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Standing Figure of A Priest

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 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.

DATES ca. 1070-656 B.C.E.
DYNASTY XXI Dynasty-XXV Dynasty
PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
DIMENSIONS 4 13/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 3/4 in. (12.3 x 3.4 x 4.4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Standing 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
IMAGE x-ray, detail, CONS.37.363E_1985_xrs_detail04.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1985
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