<em>Temple Statue of Pawerem, Priest of Bastet</em>, 570-510 B.C.E. Diorite or basalt, 18 7/8 x 8 1/2 x 11 in., 74.5 lb. (47.9 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm, 33.79kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.36E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.36E_threequarter_PS9.jpg)

Temple Statue of Pawerem, Priest of Bastet

Medium: Diorite or basalt

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Dates:570-510 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 18 7/8 x 8 1/2 x 11 in., 74.5 lb. (47.9 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm, 33.79kg) mount (mount (dimensions when installed)): 19 x 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (48.3 x 19.1 x 29.2 cm)


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Accession Number: 37.36E

Image: 37.36E_threequarter_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Black diorite or baslt naophorous statue of a priest of Bastet. The figure, who wears a Shendyt-kilt, kneels upon a rectangular plinth. Resting upon his legs is a deep naos. His palms rest against the sides of it as if to steady it. The front of the naos is decorated with a recess in which is carved, in relief, a figure of the goddess Bastet. The goddess wears a lappet wig, broad collar, and tight dress. The stone is smoothly polished. The torso modeling is simple without indication of a median line. The one preserved nipple is given in relief. An extension of the stone connects the rear of the naos with the abdomen. Condition: Base chipped; head, right shoulder, upper arms missing; top of back pillar missing; most of piece chipped.

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