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Basalt statue

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Basalt statue






upper part of male statue, inscribed, depicting an official wearing a bag-wig. The facial features date the statue.

Field Collection



length(): 37 cm
width(shoulders): 25.5 cm
depth 17 cm


Late Period (subsequently thought Ptolemaic)
Thirtieth Dynasty or Ptolemaic period


circa 380 B.C. — 30 B.C.


given: Clarke, Dr E.D. 1865 (Filtered for: Antiquities)


  1. inscription
    Position: back pillar
    Method: incised
    Content: nTr niwty n smr waty xrp aH xrp Hwwt nt Hry-sStA
    Translation: O local god of the sole companion, director of the palace, director of the mansions of Neith, master of secrets ...


  1. Budge, E.A. Wallis
    (1893) Catalogue of the Egyptian collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1893) [page: 122 [395]]
  2. Wilson, Penny
    (2007) A cult of Amasis and 'The Procession of Two Gods' at Sais , Münster (Westf.) : Ugarit Verlag (2007) Münster (Westf.): Ugarit Verlag [page: 441-444]
    Source title: Egyptian Stories: A British Egyptological tribute to Alan B. Lloyd on the Occasion of His Retirement (
  3. (1999) Oxford: Griffith Institute [page: 862]



Accession Number

E.3.1865 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 49051; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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