Fragment of the Feet and Base of a Statue
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The kneeling statue type, which gained popularity from the New Kingdom onward, illustrates a new development in religious practices. At this time nonroyal individuals began to be represented kneeling and holding a divine image. The inscription identifies Hermopolis as the location of the temple where this statue was likely set up. The break in this fragment encourages closer examination of the sculptor’s attention to the realistic rendering of each toe and the arch of the foot.
Siltstone or Greywacke
early Dynasty 26
4 5/8 x 4 11/16 x 4 13/16 in. (11.7 x 11.9 x 12.2 cm) (show scale)
Inscribed around base and on remains of back pillar.
Gift of John D. Hoag
One grey granite schist fragment of the lower portion of a statue, inscribed.
Condition: The case is chipped; there are nicks in the toes.
This item is not on view
Fragment of the Feet and Base of a Statue, 664-332 B.C.E. Siltstone or Greywacke, 4 5/8 x 4 11/16 x 4 13/16 in. (11.7 x 11.9 x 12.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of John D. Hoag, 79.31. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 79.31_front_PS2.jpg)
front, 79.31_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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