parcel gilt bronze
circa 690 B.C. circa 664 B.C.
Reign of Taharqa
Nubian king, possibly Taharqa, kneeling. The Kushite royal men often wore two cobras rather than a single on their brows. It is thought that this represented the knigdoms of Kush and Egypt.
height, 6.6, cm
width, 2.8, cm
, The Fitzwilliam Museum1976. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The Annual Reports of the Syndicate and of the Friends of the Fitzwilliam for the Year ending 31 December 1975.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 7
1974. Sotheby's Sale Catalogue, 29 April 1974.
lot 233, pl.28
Malek, Jaromír. Porter, Bertha. Moss, Rosalind. 1999. Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, statues, reliefs and paintings. Vol. 8, Objects of provenance not known. Part 1, Royal statues. Private statues (Predynastic to Dynasty XVII).Oxford: Griffith Institutep. 143
Bourriau, J.D.. Egyptian antiquities acquired in 1974 by museums in the United Kingdom.
Source Title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 62 (1976) : 145-148
pl. 25, #19
Object Number: E.3.1974
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