Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Statue of the military commander Amasis

Late Period, Saite
Dynasty 26
reign of Apries
589–570 B.C.
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Saft el-Hina (Per-Sopdu)
h. 18 cm (7 1/16 in); w. 13.4 cm (5 1/4 in); d. 9 cm (3 9/16 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
Although this figure was made in the time of Apries, whose name is inscribed on the shoulder, its owner is best known as a military commander under the preceding king, Psamtek II. It was dedicated in the temple of Saft el Henna, Amasis' home town in the Delta.
Purchased by Albert Gallatin from Dikran Kelekian, 1951. Gallatin Collection purchased by the Metropolitan Museum from Mr. Gallatin's estate, 1966.

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