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One of the Souls of Buto

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
The bau of Buto were other-than-human powers believed to reside in that ancient and sacred northern Egyptian city; they were usually associated with bau of the sacred southern city of Hierakonpolis. Images of them in the round normally have the pose of this figure, a three-dimensional hieroglyphic writing of the verb "to praise" or "to acclaim." They were used to adorn cult objects, on which they served to praise the deity of the cult.
MEDIUM Bronze
DATES ca. 664-525 B.C.E. or later
DYNASTY XXVI Dynasty or later
PERIOD Late Period
DIMENSIONS 6 5/16 x 4 7/16 x 4 5/16 in. (16 x 11.2 x 11 cm)  (show scale)
ACCESSION NUMBER 37.420E
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION One of the Souls of Buto, ca. 664-525 B.C.E. or later. Bronze, 6 5/16 x 4 7/16 x 4 5/16 in. (16 x 11.2 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.420E. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.420E_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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