King and Ichneumon
The king was the officiant par excellence in temple ritual, the one who forged the links between god and man. Here the king stands before an ichneumon, an animal in whose form the god Atum is often represented. The position of the king’s hands indicates that he once held an offering before him.
- Medium: Bronze
- Dates: 664-332 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXVI Dynasty to XXXI Dynasty
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: 5 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (12.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 76.105.2
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: King and Ichneumon, 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (12.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 76.105.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)