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Statuette of a kneeling king

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This ronze statuette shows a kneeling king. His arms are streched out and supported by uprights from the knees and hips. He wears the khepresh headress (blue crown). Traces of gilding remain on the back.

Provenance

From the Shrine of Ptah, Tell Gemayemi. 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

87.480

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture