Model or Temple Offering of a Foot
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The smooth surface at the top of this foot indicates that it is not a tragment from a sculpture but a complete, intact object, probably a temple offering (ex voto). Perhaps it represents an individual's request to a god for relief from an ailment. Contrary to popular belief, not all temple offerings were images of deities.
•Possible Place Made: Sais (vicinity), Egypt
DATES ca. 664-30 B.C.E.
PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
DIMENSIONS 3 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (10 x 6.4 x 22.3 cm)