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Throne with Lions and Worshipper

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 30
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 9/16 in. (7.8 x 9.8 x 6.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.418E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Throne with Lions and Worshipper, 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 1/16 x 3 7/8 x 2 9/16 in. (7.8 x 9.8 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.418E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.418E_threequarter_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE threequarter, 37.418E_threequarter_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One small bronze throne on a rectangular base. The throne is supported by two striding lions, one on each side. In the rear is another support (papyrus column?) On the pedestal beneath the throne is a winged scarab. At the end of the base opposite the throne is a kneeling male figure. Rising from the pedestal is a strip of metal for containing a foot rest. Four rectangular squares exist. One side of the base and the front contain hieroglyphs. Condition: Good brown patina. Rough casting yields an irregular base in rear. Throne seat is soldered on separately (crudely done and cold hammered). Excellent condition.
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