Egyptian. <em>Bound Nubian Prisoner</em>, ca. 1979–1801 B.C.E. Limestone, 4 7/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (11.3 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 73.23. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 73.23_threequarter_right_PS2.jpg)

Bound Nubian Prisoner


Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1979–1801 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 7/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (11.3 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 73.23

Image: 73.23_threequarter_right_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One figure of a bound Nubian prisoner worked in very soft limestone. Kneeling with arms pulled behind back. Wearing a short wig. An ear plug (?) in right ear worked in the stone, gone from left ear. Features worn. Torse very long. Traces of dark red-brown over all flesh areas most of which remains on back. Traces of black on hair. Condition: Most paint gone. Surface abrasions and worn areas, nose and mouth very worn.

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