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Shawabti of Chief Lector Priest Padiimenipet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

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.

CULTURE Egyptian
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 to early Late Period
    DIMENSIONS Height: 6 7/16 in. (16.3 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 60.10
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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    CAPTION Egyptian. 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
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.60.10_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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