About this object

Cast solid alloy copper statuette of a king kneeling, wearing uraeus and beard. There is a peg but no base. Part of a composite piece with other parts now missing. Compare with EA22920 in the British Museum, a king kneeling before a bronze bull. Described by Professor Percy Newberry as being of a “fair technique” and dating to the Saite Period or later. Treated with Benzotriazol, August 1987 and repeat treatment in 1988.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period (Saite)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 26 (about 664 BC - 525 BC)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    50 mm x 50 mm x 120 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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