Egyptian. <em>Nubian Prisoner</em>, ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 3 3/16 in. (14.3 x 5.4 x 8.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.267E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.267E_front_PS2.jpg)

Nubian Prisoner


Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 3 3/16 in. (14.3 x 5.4 x 8.1 cm)


Accession Number: 37.267E

Image: 37.267E_front_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Bound and kneeling bronze figure of a Nubian. The figure, whose hands are bound behind his back is garbed only in a kilt. This piece is normally described as part of a piece of furniture, and perhaps it was made, to judge from representations of furniture in tomb ptgs., to be set onto a horizontal connection between two chair legs. There is no indication that the top of the head supported anything. Condition: Figure pitted on right side at level of waist; kilt and knees are abraded. Patina black with traces of copper metal showing through areas of rubbing. Pitted on back. Treated previously-possible varnish.

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