Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Inscribed Base of a Royal Statue

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19–20
Date:
ca. 1295–1070 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Gray porphyritic diorite
Dimensions:
l. 39 cm (15 3/8 in); w. 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in); h. 15 cm (5 7/8 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert Gallatin, 1956
Accession Number:
56.104
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
Atop this statue base are preserved two sandaled feet from the statue of a king, shown trampling on the nine bows that symbolized the traditional enemies of Egypt. "All lands and all foreign countries are under the feet" of this king, according to the inscription, which also invokes for him life, dominion, health and joy.

Between the two feet are traces of a support, perhaps for an offering table that would have been held by the king. Visible in back is the bottom of a pillar on which one hieroglyph is still visible.
Donated by Albert Gallatin, 1956.

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