Location: On Display in the Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display

From: Egypt | Thebes (uncertain) (Egypt)

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E14295
Current Location Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display - On Display
Provenience Egypt | Thebes (uncertain) (Egypt)
Period New Kingdom | Eighteenth Dynasty | Tutankhamun
Date Made 1332-1322 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Bronze | Gold
Technique Gilded
Iconography King | Tutankhamun

Kneeling bronze figurine of a king wearing a nemes headdress and short kilt. Arms missing. Traces of gilding on torso and headdress. The features and style of this statue suggest it represents Tutankhamun, the famous boy king. Possibly part of a larger statue, the king’s now missing outstretched hands may have held out an offering to a deity. It is cast in black bronze, a relatively rare material, and now only traces of gold remain. Artisans may have inlaid the king’s eyes and eyebrows with stone or glass.

Height 23 cm
Width 10 cm
Depth 15 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Nicolas Tano, 1924

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