16 June 2006
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE KNEELING PHARAOH
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C.
Solid cast, wearing a nemes-headcloth fronted by a uraeus, his round face with modelled features, the almond-shaped eyes with extended cosmetic lines beneath conforming brows, his fleshy lips pursed into a smile, wearing a pleated shendyt-kilt, an elaborate broad collar, bracelets and armlets, 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 with a deep drop-shaped navel, a tenon below for insertion
5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high excluding tenon
Israeli Private Collection, 1960s.
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For a recent study on the subject see Hill, Royal Bronze Statuary from Ancient Egypt, With Special Attention to the Kneeling Pose.
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