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Statue Base

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Granite
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DYNASTY XXVI Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (16.5 x 9.6 cm) Base: 2 15/16 x 6 7/16 x 12 5/8 in. (7.4 x 16.3 x 32.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 65.47
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Statue Base. Granite, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (16.5 x 9.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 65.47. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.65.47_negA_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Dark grey, fine grained granite statue base with striding feet, left forward, from a male sculpture. Inscribed on top, in front of right foot, facing observer, with four columns of text containing an address to Amenhotep, son of Hapu, in favor of healing the two eyes of a daughter of Psamtik I named Meret-neith in his 37th regnal year. Condition: Fragmentary; chipped in numerous places; no part of back pillar preserved.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (70%)
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    Statue Base