Temple Statue of Pawerem, Priest of Bastet
Each morning in the temple, the pharaoh, or a priest playing the role of pharaoh, cared for the image of a god in order to protect it from the forces of chaos and assist the god’s daily rebirth. Temple Statue of Pawerem holds a shrine containing an image of the goddess Bastet, while Kneeling Statue of a Man holds a seated figure of Osiris, the god of the dead. Such statues (called naophoros, or “shrine-bearing”) link their owners to the daily temple ritual and associate them permanently with the divine cycle of death and rebirth.
This text refers to these objects: ' 70.88; 37.36E
- Medium: Diorite
- Place Made: Bubastis (modern day Zagazig), Egypt
- Dates: 570-510 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXVI Dynasty-early XXVII Dynasty
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: Height: 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm) Base: 3 x 7 1/4 x 11 in. (7.6 x 18.4 x 27.9 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: 37.36E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Temple Statue of Pawerem, Priest of Bastet, 570-510 B.C.E. Diorite, Height: 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.36E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (80%)