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
- Possible Place Collected: 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) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 60.10
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Shawabti of Chief Lector Priest Padiimenipet, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Steatite, glazed, Height: 6 7/16 in. (16.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.10. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)