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Bust

Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Date:
ca. 1301–1200 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Granite
Dimensions:
H. 43 cm (16 15/16 in)
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
O.C.3525
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
When complete, this statue of a kneeling official in formal dress held a shrine whose upper edge can still be seen across the chest. The shrine was probably dedicated to the god Osiris.
In the Museum before the establishment of the Egyptian Art Department in 1906.

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