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Block Statue of Sheshonq (Shishak)
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Block Statue of Sheshonq (Shishak)


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This squatting figure has his knees drawn up and his arms crossed on his knees. He wears a wig. On the front is the deceased worshipping Osiris. There are incised hieroglyphics around the pedestal, the rear column, and the front dress.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/24/1971Treatmentcleaned
5/09/1985Loan Considerationexamined for loan
10/20/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquistion unknown] [claimed found at Luxor]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation from G. Steindorff, 1946, Catalogue of the Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery, p. 56, no. 164] Inscriptions on front: “Osiris Sheshonq, the blessed (true of voice) before Osiris” and “Osiris, who is in the divine hall.” Inscriptions around base from right front: “An offering which the king gives to Osiris, lord of the divine hall, that he may give all good and pure things on which the gods live, to the Osiris, the excellent, who is the … of the Amun temple of the third phyle, Sheshonq, the blessed, son of the divine father Pe-kher-Khons (Pchorchonsis), the blessed, born of the chantress of Amon-re…” On rear column, the “Saitic Formula”: “The local god of the divine father and prophet-priest of Amun in Epet-sewet, the praised and high-spirited Sheshonq, the blessed, son of the divine father Pe-kher-Khons, the blessed, [is] behind, like the Heliopolitan (sic).”
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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Period
mid 7th-late 6th century BCE (Late Period)
Medium
green basalt
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.167
Measurements
H: 12 × W: 5 13/16 × D: 6 5/16 in. (30.5 × 14.8 × 16 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt, Karnak, Karnak Cachette (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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