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.
ca. 1070-656 B.C.E.
XXI Dynasty-XXV Dynasty
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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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
x-ray, detail, CONS.37.363E_1985_xrs_detail04.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1985
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