Priest with an Offering Table
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The kneeling posture conveys honor and reverence. The offering table suggests appeasement because it takes the form of a hieroglyph for “offering” and “pacification.” The priest with upraised arms and open palms makes a gesture of worship before a god. He wears a sash across his chest, a badge of priesthood.
ca. 1539 B.C.E. or later
Dynasty 18, or later
2 1/2 x 13/16 x 1 7/16 in. (6.4 x 2.1 x 3.7 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Priest with an Offering Table, ca. 1539 B.C.E. or later. Bronze, 2 1/2 x 13/16 x 1 7/16 in. (6.4 x 2.1 x 3.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.362E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.362E_front_SL1.jpg)
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One small bronze of a kneeling man. He wears a skull cap, holding him an offering table. Incised on his back is an inscription. One tang descends from his knees.
Condition: Good brown/black patina. Some green under the arms. Slight superficial pitting. Otherwise in excellent condition.
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