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King Osorkon I

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Third Intermediate Period metalworkers often used gold inlays to embellish their sculptures. They first carved a channel that they filled with gold thread. Then they hammered the rounded edge of the gold until it was flush with the bronze. On this statuette, the names of Osorkon I, the images of the gods Re-Horakhty and Thoth, the belt, and the striations of the shendyt-kilt were all produced with gold inlay.

MEDIUM Bronze, gold
DATES ca. 924-889 B.C.E.
DYNASTY Dynasty 22
PERIOD Third Intermediate Period
DIMENSIONS 5 9/16 x 1 1/2 x 2 in. (14.1 x 3.8 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CAPTION King Osorkon I, ca. 924-889 B.C.E. Bronze, gold, 5 9/16 x 1 1/2 x 2 in. (14.1 x 3.8 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 57.92. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 57.92_threequarterright_PS1.jpg)
IMAGE 57.92_threequarterright_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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