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Kneeling statuette

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Bronze statuette of a king kneeling, with arms resting on his knees, holding an offering jar in each hand. He wears the nemes headdress with uraeus and a pleated shendyt kilt. The statue is affixed to a base inscribed with the name of Necho II. The eyes and collar are gilded. Base and statue did...

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Provenance

By 1965: Michaelides collection; with Werthheimer, Galerie les Tourettes, Basel; purchased from Galerie les Tourettes, Basel by Horace L Mayer; 1965-1968: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer January 29, 1965;1968: to Mrs. Horace L. Mayer; given to the MFA by Mrs. Horace L. Mayer January 13, 1971.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Necho II, 610–595 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 26.5 x 9.5 x 23.5 cm (10 7/16 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1970.637

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture