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Statuette of Kneeling King

Statuette of Kneeling King

304–30 BC

Bronze, solid cast

Overall: 4.2 x 5.5 cm (1 5/8 x 2 3/16 in.); with tang: 12.7 cm (5 in.); without tang: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1914.575



As the chief intermediary between gods and men, the Egyptian king is often shown kneeling in adoration. Enough remains of this king's arms to indicate that his hands may have held offering jars or were extended with the palms facing each other around a naos, or shrine, containing a divine image. In Egypt, adoration required a divine recipient. This example was undoubtedly part of a group composition in which the king faced a larger figure of a god.

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