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The statuette is representing a Nubian kneeling pharaoh making an offering to the gods.

Late period, 25th Dynasty ca.774-664 B.C.

It is possible, the statuette was an votive offering, but judging from its size, -nearly twice of the other examples of the royal Kushite metal statuary,- it was more likely a piece of essential liturgical equipment of a sanctuary of Egypt or Nubia. Solid copper alloy statuette formely clad with in precious-metal leaf.
On his pleated kiltís belt is incised a cartouche with the name of the pharaoh Psamtik II of the later 26th Dynasty (589-570 B.C.) known as well as the Saite Dynasty.

 
 
 
 
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