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Sarcophagus Lid of Pa-di-Djehuti

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Limestone
DATES ca. 305–30 B.C.E.
PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
DIMENSIONS 82 x 24 1/2 x 14 1/2 in., 920 lb. (208.3 x 62.2 x 36.8 cm, 417.31kg)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone sarcophagus lid of a man with wig and false beard. There are three vertical registers of hieroglyphs running down the front of the piece. The translation of these is as follows: “Royal scribe, accountant of all things, scribe of Anubis of Hiffonon. Thatpe-her (?) son of the royal scribe of the books of the temple of Hiffonon Pedi-Anubis, born of a priestess of Uazit of Hiffonon Set-ari-ban”. This lid and 34.1222, apparently belonged to members of the same family. The piece is late probably of Ptolemaic times. Inscribed for Ss-nsw.t, hsb ht nb, ss n Inpw nb Hr-dj (Hardai)…..(name illegible), s; n ss nsw.t, ss md;.t n h.t-ntr n Hr-dj, P;dj-inpw m;’hrw; ms…..W;d.t.t, nb.t Hr-dj; St;-ir.t-bjn.t Condition: the lid is assembled from two fragments joined at about the knees. A considerable portion of the left side is missing. The entire surface is marred and there are numerous chips.
CAPTION Sarcophagus Lid of Pa-di-Djehuti, ca. 305–30 B.C.E. Limestone, 82 x 24 1/2 x 14 1/2 in., 920 lb. (208.3 x 62.2 x 36.8 cm, 417.31kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.1221. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.1221_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 34.1221_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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