Priest in a leopard skin cloak with an inscription and Osiris on his skirt
- Third Intermediate Period or later
- Dynasty 25
- ca. 712–664 B.C.
- From Egypt
- Leaded bronze
- h. 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in) [9.3 cm (3 5/8 in) with tenon]; w. 3 cm (1 3/16 in); d. 3 cm (1 3/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
- Accession Number:
Over the leopard skin this man is wearing is a banderole inscribed with the remnants of his name and titles: “God’s Father, God’s Beloved, . . .Haty. . . .” It has been suggested that the presence of the titles and names of the subject rather than the king may be characteristic of the Kushite or very early Saite Period. If true, this would agree with the stylistic traits—broad neck, round skull, and small chin—that also link this figure to that era.