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Nubian Prisoner

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Egyptian
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539–1190 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18 (probably)
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 5 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 3 3/16 in. (14.3 x 5.4 x 8.1 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bound and kneeling bronze figure of a Nubian. The figure, whose hands are bound behind his back is garbed only in a kilt. This piece is normally described as part of a piece of furniture, and perhaps it was made, to judge from representations of furniture in tomb ptgs., to be set onto a horizontal connection between two chair legs. There is no indication that the top of the head supported anything. Condition: Figure pitted on right side at level of waist; kilt and knees are abraded. Patina black with traces of copper metal showing through areas of rubbing. Pitted on back. Treated previously-possible varnish.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Egyptian. Nubian Prisoner, ca. 1539–1190 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 3 3/16 in. (14.3 x 5.4 x 8.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.267E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.267E_front_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 37.267E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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