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Block Statue of a Prophet of Montu and Scribe Djedkhonsuefankh, son of Khonsumes and Taat

Period:
Late Period, Kushite–Saite
Dynasty:
Dynasty 25–26
Date:
690–610 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Luxor (by inscription)
Medium:
Gabbro
Dimensions:
h. 30.7 cm (12 1/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.228.27
  • Description

    In the late 25th dynasty and early 26th dynasty the austere beauty of the block statue form, here particularly enhanced by the hard gleam of dark surfaces, was greatly appreciated. The form puts a strong emphasis on the face and compliments the often stern or blunt countenances favored at the time.
    The front of the statue givesthe names, titles and parentage of Djedkhonsuiuefankh, son of Khonsumes and Taat. Djedkhonsuiuefankh can be linked to a multigeneration illustrious family of priests at Thebes. On the top of the base an appeal to the living, a requst for offerings to those who would pass the statue where it was placed in Luxor Temple. On the back pillar is an inscribed formula known as the Saite formula.

  • Provenance

    Purchased from M. Casira, Egypt, 1907.

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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