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Libyan Appliqué
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Libyan Appliqué

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Description The small precious appliqué was probably attached to an object related to the responsibility of the king to control/smite foreign enemies. Egyptians developed iconographical standards for the depiction of enemies from the surrounding countries. In this case, the bands crossed over the chest, the long hair (which originally had a side-lock), and the short beard identify the enemy as a Libyan.
Date Description Narrative
5/18/1961Examinationexamined for other
12/06/1963Examinationexamined for technical study
4/06/1964Treatmentexamined for condition; cleaned
  • Pharao siegt immer: Krieg und Frieden im Alten Ägypten (Pharaoh is Always Winning: War and Peace in Ancient Egypt). Gustav-Lübcke-Museum, Hamm; Hamburger Museum for Archaeology, Helms Museum, Hamburg; Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim, Mannheim. 2004-2005.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Lower Egypt]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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ca. 800 BCE (Third Intermediate Period)
bronze with gold and black gold inlay
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1 15/16 x 1 3/8 x 9/16 in. (4.9 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm); mount: 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (1.9 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)


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