Relief of a King
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
This image, possibly from a temple, shows a king with arms raised in adoration or offering before one or more now missing deities. Above the king is a sun disk, which hieroglyphs identify as a form of the celestial king Horus. The sun disk's pendant cobras with life signs are the protective goddesses of northern and southern Egypt.
ca. 850-715 B.C.E.
Third Intermediate Period
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Relief of a King, ca. 850-715 B.C.E. Limestone, 27 x 12 1/4 x 4 in. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 1991.40. Creative Commons-BY
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