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Basalt statue


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Title/s

Basalt statue

Category

figure

Name

statue

Description

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

Field Collection

Sais

Dimensions

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

Period

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

Date

circa 380 B.C. — 30 B.C.

Provenance

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

Inscriptions/Marks

  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 ...

Documentation

  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]

Material/s

basalt

Accession Number

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

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