Collections: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art: Seated Statue

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    Seated Statue

    • Medium: Granite
    • Place Made: Karnak, Egypt
    • Dynasty: XXV Dynasty or XXVI Dynasty
    • Period: Saitic Period
    • Dimensions: 7 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 7 7/8 in. (18.8 x 11 x 20 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 36.738
    • Credit Line: Gift of Louis Herse
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Seated Statue. Granite, 7 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 7 7/8 in. (18.8 x 11 x 20 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis Herse, 36.738. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: detail, front, CUR.36.738_negCEG1498_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Seated statue of the statue-block type in black granite. The figure is seated in usual squatting position with arms folded across knees. On the front there is a panel with sunk-relief showing a kneeling priest worshipping Amun, Mut and Khonsu, “Royal offering to Amun of Karnak and his company of Gods for the funerary offering to the Ka of the divine father of Thebes, scribe of offerings of the temple of Amun, Ip-wer, (Ip, the elder) Son of the Divine Father of the Temple of Amun, Pe-iu-n-hor (the dog of Horus), son of the (same title as above) Nekht-ef-mut, son of the divine father beloved of the god and embracer of the Divine Eye of Mut, the lady of Heaven, Hor-nakht, justified.” On each side there is a large panel of shallow sunk relief. The right side shows the sacred boat of Sokaris; left side shows priest worshipping Isis and Osiris. The back of the statue has a panel of hieroglyphs continuing the genealogy; “son of the priest of Montu, lord of Hermonthis, a priest entering the temple of Karnak, Bes… His mother, Lady of the house, Sheta-en-Ast, the daughter of the divine father of Amun “a priest” entering the temple of Karnak, Bes, son of the Divine father of Amun–Re, king of the gods, Khemef.” This sculpture belongs to the important genealogical series of a high priest at Thebes. Condition: Head is missing, the base has been considerably chipped, the left knee also chipped, and the surface has been considerably weathered.
    • Record Completeness: Good (71%)
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