Stauette of kneeling king with offering jars

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


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.)

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The Ancient World



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.


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)

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer