Kneeling Statue of Nesbanebdjedet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Nesbanebdjedet was one of several Libyans contending for rule in Egypt from the end of Dynasty XXII to Dynasty XXIV. He seems to have had an exaggerated sense of his own power. The hieroglyphic text on the base uses phraseology normally applied only to kings, and the kneeling attitude is usually reserved for royal representations.
Steatite or faience, glaze
ca. 755-730 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 22 to early Dynasty 24
Third Intermediate Period-Late Period
5 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (13.6 x 4.8 x 8.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Kneeling Statue of Nesbanebdjedet, ca. 755-730 B.C.E. Steatite or faience, glaze, 5 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (13.6 x 4.8 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.344E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.344E_front_bw_SL1.jpg)
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Pale green glassy faience (or glazed steatite?) figure of Nes-ba-neb-djedit, "Prophet of Amun-Re," kneeling, holding two nw-pots and wearing a shendyt kilt. Back pillar and base inscribed. Head and top of back pillar missing.
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