Priest in a leopard skin cloak with an inscription and Osiris on his skirt
Third Intermediate Period or later
ca. 712–664 B.C.
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)
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130
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.
Formerly Carnarvon Collection, purchased in Cairo 1922. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.