Block Statue of Padimahes
The upraised face in this statue depicts Padimahes observing a temple procession and reveals that the statue was meant to represent him in a temple after his death. His ba-soul could travel from the tomb and inhabit the statue, allowing him to share in the offerings made to the god in the temple. His ba would then return to the tomb.
- Medium: Granodiorite
- Possible Place Collected: Taremou (Leontopolis), Egypt
- Dates: ca. 680-650 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXV Dynasty-early XXVI Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period-Late Period
- Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 8 11/16 x 12 5/8 in. (46.3 x 22 x 32.1 cm) Other (Weight): 115 lb. (52.2kg) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 64.146
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Block Statue of Padimahes, ca. 680-650 B.C.E. Granodiorite, 18 1/4 x 8 11/16 x 12 5/8 in. (46.3 x 22 x 32.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 64.146. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Grey granite block statue of man with arms crossed right over left, palms flat; arms not covered; feet bare, wide wig; head distinctly raised, chin beardless. Base square in front, round corners in rear. Broad back pillar with three columns of text; one line around base and six lines on front of garment; one short column on top of base between feet. Name Pa-dy-ma-hes. Condition: Front left corner of base and left foot broken off apparently long ago and replaced slightly misaligned. Cracked in many places on rear and sides, but entirely intact, especially face. Some slight chips; right rear corner missing.
- Record Completeness: Best (92%)