8 June 2004
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE KNEELING PHARAOH
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
Wearing a nemes-headcloth fronted by a uraeus, clad in a striated, band-belted kilt and broad collar, his feet bare, the toes splayed, both arms held in front of the body, the hands open to present a now-missing attribute, the corpulent torso marked by a deep, teardrop-shaped navel
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1982.
J. Eggemeyer, Denver, 1982-1990.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1990.
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J.M. Eisenberg and R.S. Bianchi, Catalogue of the Egyptian and Near Eastern Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York, 1992, no. 90-14.
Such figures normally hold a naos, or shrine, between their hands and frequently appear in temple reliefs as accessories on the decks of sacred barques (compare fig. 113, p. 79 in Donadoni Roveri, ed., Egyptian Civilization, Monumental Art).
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