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Temple Block Statue of a Prince

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

This statue belonged to a son of King Osorkon II and Queen Karama who is shown in relief on the statue's left side. However, the statue was probably an earlier work usurped by the prince to serve his own religious purposes. Its face and wig are New Kingdom in style, an inscription on the base has been chiseled away, and the figure of Osiris was recut from a larger image.

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 874-850 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 22
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 13 15/16 x 7 5/16 x 8 3/4 in. (35.4 x 18.5 x 22.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Temple Block Statue of a Prince, ca. 874-850 B.C.E. Limestone, 13 15/16 x 7 5/16 x 8 3/4 in. (35.4 x 18.5 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.595E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.595E_wwg8.jpg)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.595E_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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