Striding Figure of a Priest
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The striding male figure is found in all periods of Egyptian art. This uninscribed example was either an object made for the tomb or a votive offering meant to be left in a temple as a token expressing thanks to the resident deity or seeking his favor. The shaven head suggests that the figure represents a priest.
ca. 1070-656 B.C.E.
Dynasty 21 to Dynasty 25
Third Intermediate Period
4 13/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 3/4 in. (12.3 x 3.4 x 4.4 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Striding Figure of a Priest, ca. 1070-656 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 13/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 3/4 in. (12.3 x 3.4 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.363E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.363E_front_PS1.jpg)
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