Statue of the military commander Amasis

Period:
Late Period, Saite
Dynasty:
Dynasty 26
Reign:
reign of Apries
Date:
589–570 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Saft el-Hina (Per-Sopdu)
Medium:
meta-Greywacke
Dimensions:
H. 18 × W. 13.8 × D. 9.3 cm (7 1/16 × 5 7/16 × 3 11/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
66.99.68
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.

Shubert, Steven Blake 1989. "Realistic Currents in Portrait Sculpture of the Saite and Persian Periods in Egypt." In Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 19, P. 33, pl. 15a.

Jansen-Winkeln, Karl 2014. Inschriften der Spätzeit, Teil IV: Die 26. Dynastie, 2 vols.. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, p. 395.

Gozzoli, Roberto 2017. Psammetichus II. Reign, Documents, and Officials, 25. GHP Egyptology, London, p. 182 Object 4.1, see also 4.2.