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Prophet of Sobk Standing Against a Pillar
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Prophet of Sobk Standing Against a Pillar


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This statuette is broken off below the knees. The man depicted has a long kilt with a fold and tie at the waist. The piece is inscribed on the rear column and on both sides.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923 [mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] An offering that the king gives [to] Sobek of Shedet and Osiris in the Lake Country that they may give mortuary offerings of bread, beer ... to the prophet of Sobek, scribe of the orders (?) of the Pharaoh, Sobek ... son of the prophet of Sobek, scribe of the orders (?) of the Pharaoh P-shere-Dhowty, son of ... [From Steindorff 1946, p. 27
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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Period
Sculpture: 2119-1793 BCE; Inscription: 946-736 BCE (?) (Middle Kingdom)
Medium
gray peckled granite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.202
Measurements
H: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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