Description Most non-royal statues of the 25th Dynasty were dedicated in temples during the owner's lifetime. They also served a funerary function, perpetuating the donor's name. Offerings continued to be made to the statue long after the owner's death. Irj-aa, a priest of Amen, is shown wearing a double wig, a style fashionable in the New Kingdom. The statue type and wig demonstrate how 25th Dynasty artists drew on earlier periods for inspiration. On the left side of the body is a carving of Irj-aa adoring the Osiris symbol of Abydos, the god's burial place.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912
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