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Statue of a Man

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Each morning in the temple, the pharaoh, or a priest playing the role of pharaoh, cared for the image of a god in order to protect it from the forces of chaos and assist the god’s daily rebirth. Temple Statue of Pawerem holds a shrine containing an image of the goddess Bastet, while Kneeling Statue of a Man holds a seated figure of Osiris, the god of the dead. Such statues (called naophoros, or “shrine-bearing”) link their owners to the daily temple ritual and associate them permanently with the divine cycle of death and rebirth.
MEDIUM Stone
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES 664 B.C.E. or later
    DYNASTY XXVI Dynasty
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 11 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 7 1/16 in. (30.4 x 9 x 18 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 70.88
    CREDIT LINE Gift of George London
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Statue of a Man, 664 B.C.E. or later. Stone, 11 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 7 1/16 in. (30.4 x 9 x 18 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George London , 70.88. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.70.88_wwgA-2.jpg)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery A-2 installation, CUR.70.88_wwgA-2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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     <em>Statue of a Man</em>, 664 B.C.E. or later. Stone, 11 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 7 1/16 in. (30.4 x 9 x 18 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George London
, 70.88. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.70.88_wwgA-2.jpg)

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