Seated Statuette of Pepy I with Horus Falcon
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
King Pepy I sits on his throne wearing the tall white crown of Upper Egypt and an enveloping cloak associated with the Jubilee, a festival that demonstrated the king’s continued vigor after the first thirty years of his reign (though it was sometimes celebrated earlier).
Some scholars have suggested that the Egyptians created votive animal mummies to use in this festival.
Egyptian alabaster, traces of Egyptian blue, red pigment, and gypsum
ca. 2338-2298 B.C.E.
10 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. (26.7 x 6.98 x 15.9 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Seated Statuette of Pepy I with Horus Falcon, ca. 2338-2298 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster, traces of Egyptian blue, red pigment, and gypsum, 10 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 6 1/4 in. (26.7 x 6.98 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 39.120. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.120_threequarter_SL1.jpg)
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