Period: Late Period, Kushite
Dynasty: Dynasty 25
Date: ca. 712–664 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt
Medium: Leaded bronze, precious metal leaf
Dimensions: H. 21 x D. 5.5 cm (8 1/4 x 2 3/16 in)
Credit Line: Purchase, Gift in memory of Manuel Schnitzer and Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2010
Accession Number: 2010.259
The rounded head with small features atop a slender but powerful body identifies this statue as Kushite. Beneath the bare torso, the lower body is clothed with a kilt. From a wide belt hangs a leopard's head, signifiying priestly office, and long cords ending in vegetal tassels. The arms and legs, now missing, would have been attached separately.