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Naos stela with Pa-inmu and his father It, son of Pedise

Late Period, Saite
Dynasty 26
reign of Psamtik I
664–610 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara
H. 40 x W. 30 x D. 10 cm (15 3/4 x 11 13/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127
The priests Pa-inmu (viewer right) and his father It (left) are represented in high relief as if they were standing in the doorway of a naos or shrine. Their simple costumes, wigs and pose are modeled on Old Kingdom sculpture. The stela was made by Painmu's son who was named It, after his grandfather.
Sold at auction by Madame Durghiello, Paris, 1924. Purchased by Albert Gallatin, New York from Joseph Brummer. Purchased by the museum with the Gallatin Collection, 1966.

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