Relief of the Royal Ka
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, 4th Floor
The royal ka-soul frequently appears as a human figure holding a staff capped with a divine head, wearing a complex crown of ram’s horns, Maat-feathers, uraeus-cobras, and sun-disks. This fragment shows the upper half of the royal ka’s staff.
381-343 B.C.E. or 186-145 B.C.E.
XXX Dynasty or reign of Ptolemy VI
Late Period or Ptolemaic Period
9 13/16 x 14 x 1 3/4 in. (25 x 35.5 x 4.5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Relief of the Royal Ka, 381-343 B.C.E. or 186-145 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 9 13/16 x 14 x 1 3/4 in. (25 x 35.5 x 4.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 67.69.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 67.69.2_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
overall, 67.69.2_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012
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Fragmentary limestone slab with sunk relief representation of a king's bust, wearing an anedjty crown, on a standard pole with streamers; bearded. On the right sa sign and fillet bandelet ending in uraeus with white crown. On the left head of Horus hawk with part of red crown, probably originally mounting a serekh and the royal ka. Much color left: crown, yellow and red, the same as royal bust. Traces of color in other parts of the relief.
Condition: Lower edge probably ancient; all other sides fragmentary. Piece much discolored and somewhat chipped.
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