Statuette of Pepy I Giving Offerings
Greywacke, alabaster, obsidian, copper, 6 x 1 13/16 x 3 9/16 in. (15.2 x 4.6 x 9 cm)
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6 - 2338-2298 B.C.E.
Probably from Upper Egypt
Brooklyn #39.121, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Photo © Joan Lansberry, May 2008-2016
(from the info card)|
"This statuette depicts King Pepy I kneeling and offering nu-pots, ritual vessels that held milk or wine. A king would kneel only before a god, so this statuette must have been placed before the statue of a deity in a temple. Inlaid eyes of black and white stone set in copper rims enhance the finely carved figure. The hole above Pepy's forehead originally held a uraeus-cobra, probably metal, signifying royalty."