54mm White Metal
Hand Painted in St. Petersburg Russia.
Ancient Egyptian Heavily Armed in gold with teal tunic stands with weapon aloft in the Warrior pose. Time period is XIII-XII cc. B.C.. Scale 1:32 (54 mm).
The great kings of Mesopotamia, especially the Assyrian rulers, left behind many inscriptions of their military victories, prisoners taken, cities destroyed but for most of Egypt’s early history such records do not exist. The Egyptians considered their land the most perfect in the world and were not so much interested in conquest as in preservation of what they had. The early records of Egyptian warfare all have to do with civil unrest, not conquest of other lands, and this would be the paradigm from the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt (c. 3150-2613 BCE) until the time of the Middle Kingdom (2040-1782 BCE) when the kings of the 12th Dynasty maintained a standing army which they led on military campaigns beyond their borders.