Location: On Display in the Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display
From: Egypt | Thebes (uncertain) (Egypt)
Curatorial Section: Egyptian
|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|
|Materials||Bronze | Gold|
|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.
|Credit Line||Purchased from Nicolas Tano, 1924|
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