Shawabti of Chief Lector Priest Padiimenipet
Famous for his huge tomb at Thebes, Petamenophis was a priest who read certain texts at funerary ceremonies. The full face, broad wig, and chunky proportions of his ushebti, or funerary figurine, are also characteristic of sculptures of Dynasty XXV and the first part of Dynasty XXVI. Inscribed on the lower half of the ushebti is Chapter 6 of the Book of the Dead, the standard text for funerary figurines.
- Medium: Steatite, glazed
- Geographical Location: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXV Dynasty to early XXVI Dynasty
- Period: late Third Intermediate Period-early Late Period
- Dimensions: Height: 6 7/16 in. (16.3 cm)
- Collection: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, EXHIBITION-3, ECAMEA-3G81
- Accession Number: 60.10
- Image: "West Wing gallery 8 installation", CUR.60.10_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, Nov 30, 2005