Egyptian Kneeling Statue [Object of the Day #36]

August 6, 2012

Kneeling Statue
Kneeling Statue

This Egyptian kneeling statue was created around 1351 BCE. The statue is made of bronze gilded with gold. With his arms missing, this king sits kneeling, wearing a nemes headdress. His broad hips and elongated facial features indicate that he was made in the latter part of the Amarna Period. There are traces of the gold gilding on the king’s torso and headdress. The face resembles depictions of King Tutankhamun on other monuments dedicated to him.

Penn Museum Object #E14295.

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