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Solid copper alloy statue of the pharaoh Shabaka.

Late period, 25th Dynasty, ca. 700 BC. A cartouche with his name is incised on his kiltís belt. A votive statue or part of the ritual equipment of a temple from Egypt or Nubia. This is the most representative portrait of Shabaka preserved in the world.

Since the statuette was preserved with the tablet of the pharaoh in such good condition and the distinctive emblems of the 25th Dynasty were not lost, - like the two ureus serpents on the headdress and the necklace with plastic heads of rams Ė it is one of the few attested works of the 25th Dynasty that escaped the destructive mania of the opposing Egyptian 26th Dynasty, mainly of the pharaoh Psammetichos II.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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