Stauette of kneeling king with offering jars

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Necho II
610–595 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 26.5 x 9.5 x 23.5 cm (10 7/16 x 3 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1970.637

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze statuette of a king kneeling, with arms resting on his knees, holding an offering jar in each hand. He wears the nemes headdress with uraeus and a pleated shendyt kilt. The statue is affixed to a base inscribed with the name of Necho II. The eyes and collar are gilded. Base and statue did not originally belong together, as noted by Dr. Marsha Hill.

Provenance

By 1965: Michaelides collection; with Werthheimer, Galerie les Tourettes, Basel; purchased from Galerie les Tourettes, Basel by Horace L Mayer; 1965-1968: Horace L. Mayer (d. 1968) collection; lent to the MFA by Horace L. Mayer January 29, 1965;1968: to Mrs. Horace L. Mayer; 1971: year-end gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer to the MFA. (Accession date: January 13, 1971)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer