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Naophorous Block Statue of a Governor of Sais, Psamtik[seneb]

Period:
Late Period, Saite
Dynasty:
Dynasty 26
Date:
664–610 B.C.
Geography:
From Italy, Southern Europe, Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa
Medium:
Graywacke
Dimensions:
H. 30.5 cm (12 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.318
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127
This statue represents a governor of the Saite nome (district) in the western Nile Delta, and was intended for a temple in Sais, its capital city. The temple, called the "House of the Bee," was dedicated to Osiris, who is represented standing in a shrine on the front of the statue.
Barberini Collection, 16th century-1930s; Tozzi Collection, New York, before 1950; [Phyllis A. Goldman Fine Arts, New York]

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