Priest with an Offering Table
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The kneeling posture conveys honor and reverence. The offering table suggests appeasement because it takes the form of a hieroglyph for “offering” and “pacification.” The priest with upraised arms and open palms makes a gesture of worship before a god. He wears a sash across his chest, a badge of priesthood.
ca. 1539 B.C.E. or later
Dynasty 18, or later
2 1/2 x 13/16 x 1 7/16 in. (6.4 x 2.1 x 3.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
One small bronze of a kneeling man. He wears a skull cap, holding him an offering table. Incised on his back is an inscription. One tang descends from his knees.
Condition: Good brown/black patina. Some green under the arms. Slight superficial pitting. Otherwise in excellent condition.
This item is not on view
Priest with an Offering Table, ca. 1539 B.C.E. or later. Bronze, 2 1/2 x 13/16 x 1 7/16 in. (6.4 x 2.1 x 3.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.362E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.362E_front_SL1.jpg)
front, 37.362E_front_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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