Kushite king, subsequently modified

Third Intermediate Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 125

The shape of the head with small features atop a slender but powerful body conforms to representational conventions associated with Kushites. Beneath the bare torso, the lower body is clothed with a kilt. From a wide belt hangs an apron topped with a leopard's head, a garment associated with royalty, and long cords ending in floral tassels favored by Kushite kings and priests. The arms and legs, now missing, would have been attached separately.

Kushite king, subsequently modified, Leaded bronze, gold leaf

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.