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Statuette of kneeling king

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This bronze statuette portrays an unidentified kneeling king, wearing a Kushite cap with uraeus, characteristic of the twenty-fifth dynasty. The feet and right arm are missing, and the left arm is bent and extending downward with the palm facing inward. There are traces of gilding.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25, 760–660 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.9 x 3.1 cm (3 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4433

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture