sábado, 25 de junio de 2016

Kneeling figure

Kneeling figure
Wooden sculpture of this type and period is extremely rare. The surviving examples probably all come from tombs. The kneeling posture might indicate the piety of the deceased; it is less easy to explain the position of the arms, tightly enclosed in a cloak, although an image of similar form, named the tekenu was included in the funeral procession at élite burials.
Present location NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND [30/002] DUBLIN
Inventory number 1954:160
Dating 26TH DYNASTY
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category STATUE
Material WOOD
Technique SCULPTURED
Height 36 cm
Width 15 cm
Depth 24 cm
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