Torso from a Standing Statuette of a King
The idealized modeling of this torso harks back to royal sculpture of Dynasty IV (circa 2600–2475 B.C.). Art historians use the term "archaism" to describe such a conscious evocation of earlier models in art. Archaism played a dominant role in the creative achievements of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, perhaps in an effort to legitimize royal claims by linking the dynasty to Egypt's glorious past.
- Medium: Schist
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 664-570 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXVI Dynasty
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: 6 1/16 x 4 13/16 x 1 9/16 in. (15.4 x 12.2 x 4 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 58.95
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Torso from a Standing Statuette of a King, ca. 664-570 B.C.E. Schist, 6 1/16 x 4 13/16 x 1 9/16 in. (15.4 x 12.2 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.95. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Torso from a standing statuette of a king in dark green hard stone. Preserved portion includes only from base of neck to below belt and only front half of this part. Probably of Psamtik I or Necho. Belt inscribed with ntr nfr, mr Imn-r'.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)