Skip Navigation

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.

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Possible Place Made: Delta, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 850-715 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
    DIMENSIONS 27 x 12 1/4 x 4 in.  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.40
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
    You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.

    Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please contact reproductions@brooklynmuseum.org (charges apply).

    For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch.

    For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright.

    If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact copyright@brooklynmuseum.org.
    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 1991.40_transpc002.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    "CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
    Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.