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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egyptian
Title: Kneeling Statue of Tuthmosis III
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -147
Creation End Date: -2
Creation Date: 1479-25 B.C.E.
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Statues
Materials and Techniques: Black bronze, gold
Dimensions: H. 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1995.21
Credit Line: Purchase, Edith Perry Chapman Fund and Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation Inc. Gift, 1995
Beautifully poised, this small bronze king offers wine or milk to a god. The fluid, athletic modeling of his body and details of his costume indicate a date in mid-Dynasty 18. In fact, the statuette represents the great king Thutmose III, as is revealed by traces of his prenomen, Menkheperre, on the belt buckle.
This figure is the earliest known New Kingdom royal bronze statuette and, with a few Late Middle Kingdom copper and copper-alloy precursors, it initiates the tradition of bronze statuary in Egypt. It is a 'black' bronze, darkened to heighten the luster of its precious metal inlays. The left eye rim and the nipples retain their original gold inlay. The body of the statuette was solid cast, with separately cast arms (one is missing) fitted onto dowels.
Kneeling bronze kings are found irregularly among the New Kingdom excavations and then in greater numbers in those of the Third Intermediate and Late Periods. Their appearance is almost certainly associated with the growing emphasis on the public aspects of Egyptian religion. Such figurines are frequently represented on the great processional barks of the gods, expressing the respectful yet dignified role of the king-himself a god-in ensuring the continuing worship of the gods.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1995.21
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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