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Egyptian Bronze Priest with Baboon, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC

Egyptian Bronze Priest with Baboon, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Bronze: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1451683
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Bernhard I. Muller, PhD
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Rare theophorous figure offering the small cult statue of a baboon. The Thot priest holds his right hand raised in a gesture of blessing.
The bald priest is shown with almond-shaped eyes, a pinched nose, pursed lips and big ears.
The standing figure wears a knee-length skirt, the feet are missing.
The baboon is one of the representations of Thot, the Egyptian god of writing and other intellectual pursuits.
For a similar example, cf. item no. 218 in: Georg Steindorff. Catalogue of the Egyptian sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery. Baltimore 1946.
Bronze
Egyptian, Saite Period, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC
H. 4.6 cm (1.8 in)
H. with stand 5.9 cm (2.3 in)
Feet missing, hand reattached, otherwise rare and fine. Mottled green and brown patina.
Swiss private collection Zurich.

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