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


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.