<em>Striding Figure of a Priest</em>, ca. 1070-656 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 13/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 3/4 in. (12.3 x 3.4 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.363E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.363E_front_PS1.jpg)

Striding Figure of a Priest

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1070-656 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 13/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 3/4 in. (12.3 x 3.4 x 4.4 cm)


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


Accession Number: 37.363E

Image: 37.363E_front_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
One bronze statuette of a man. The figure strides forward with the left foot, wearing a traditional kilt as its only ornament. The torso is emaciated in appearance, the head swollen. The left arm is raised and the hand grasps at what a staff (now lost). The right arm is stationary at, but away from, the right flank. The hand holds a folded piece of cloth. The face has large heavily outlined almond shaped yes, bulbous nose and small mouth. The corners of the mouth turn upward. The ears flair out at the sides of the head which is completely devoid of hair. A strongly incised median line may be seen on the rear. Dowels on the bottom of the feet are for insertion into a base (now lost). Condition: A strong green/black patina covers the entire piece.

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