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Head and Torso of a Seated Man
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Head and Torso of a Seated Man

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This statuette is carved in the round. It depicts a seated man with an inscription on his chest, right and left arms, and pilaster at the rear.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925 [mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] The king of Upper and Lower Egypt, Nefer-ib-Re, the good god, Psametik, living eternally, like Re. | An offering that the king gives [to] Bastet, the eye of Re, the mistress of the 'Life of the two lands,' who sees (?) the sun-disc... [From Steindorff 1946, p. 52]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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664-525 BCE (Late Period; Saite)
dark stone
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H: 6 7/16 in. (16.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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