<em>Temple Block Statue of a Prince</em>, ca. 874-850 B.C.E. Limestone, 13 15/16 x 7 5/16 x 8 3/4 in. (35.4 x 18.5 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.595E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.595E_NegB_print_bw.jpg)

Temple Block Statue of a Prince

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 874-850 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 13 15/16 x 7 5/16 x 8 3/4 in. (35.4 x 18.5 x 22.2 cm)



Accession Number: 37.595E

Image: CUR.37.595E_NegB_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Limestone block statue of a prince. The arms and legs of the squatting figure are indicated. He sits upon a round cushion. In his right hand he holds a sistrum-like object (in relief). Above his left hand is a rectangular depression. The figure wears a long wig. The eyes are large and widely opened; the brows (in relief) are horizontal. The nose is straight with the tip upturned somewhat. The mouth is small and straight. There is a short beard which does not cover the chin. The plinth is rectangular. The back pillar is flat-topped. It reaches up to the bottom of the wig, and it protrudes out past the wig slightly (ca. .5 cm). Between the feet is a figure of Osiris standing upon a pedestal carved in high raised relief on the front of the prince. This figure of Osiris is flanked by two deities, in sunk relief, carved into the front of the figure of the prince. To the left is a cat-headed goddess holding a papyrus staff, and crowned with a disk. To the right is a figure of Amun holding a "was"-scepter. On the left side of the figure is a sunk relief representation of a standing woman wearing a hairdo topped wth uraei. She is identified by an inscription before and above her as "The Royal Wife Keroma". Behind and above her is a sunk relief representation of a seated goddess, crowned with a sun-disk (she is cow-headed), and holding a papyrus scepter. The right side of the figure is too chipped to determine if there were any reliefs. On the left side and front sides of the plinth there are traces of an illegible inscription. On the figure's left arm there is the cartouche of Osorkon II. Condition: Left side of figure flaked off (outer surface); back pillar's outer surface flaked off; front and right side of base missing (right front corner); flakes off much of surface.

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