Despite the great diversity in the forms of divinity, there is, in reality, only one purpose : it is to express the immense complexity of the creator. However, the Egyptian cult, which was celebrated in great mystery in numerous sanctuaries, shows a similarity in the rituals that clearly proves the identity of the forms of the demiurge. Whether this sculpture is of a priest or a donor, the small worshipper in bronze reflects the fervour of the ancient Egyptians, "the most religious of all peoples". His head is shaven, perhaps for ritual purity. He is wearing a simple skirt with a pleated front flap.
Height: 8,5 cm.
Width: 11 cm
Depth: 4 cm
Period: About 1000 BC, 3rd intermediate period, XXIst-XXVth dynasty - New Empire, Ramesside period
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum