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Naophorous Block Statue of a Governor of Sais, Psamtik[seneb]

Late Period, Saite
Dynasty 26
664–610 B.C.
From Italy, Southern Europe, Tivoli, Hadrian's Villa
H. 31 × W. 16.6 × D. 17.3 cm, 12 kg (12 3/16 × 6 9/16 × 6 13/16 in., 26.5 lb.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1982
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127
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.
Barberini Collection, 16th century-1930s; Tozzi Collection, New York, before 1950; [Phyllis A. Goldman Fine Arts, New York]

Jansen-Winkeln, Karl 2014. Inschriften der Spätzeit, Teil IV: Die 26. Dynastie, 2 vols.. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, p. 38.

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