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Ankh-pa-khered with Osiris

Artist Culture
Egyptian
Dynasty
or Dynasty 26 (Saite), 664–525 BC
Period
Late Period, 664–332 BC
Reign
Psamtik I, 664–610 BC
Date
664–610 BC
Material
Greywacke
From
Egypt, Africa
Classification
Sculpture, stone & mineral
Current Location
On View, Gallery 313
Dimensions
full figure height: 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm)
face: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm)
base: 2 3/16 x 3 3/16 x 7 13/16 in. (5.6 x 8.1 x 19.8 cm)
rear base: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
222:1924
NOTES
Here, Ankh-pa-khered, a priest, is shown with a statue of the god Osiris. He places his hands on the statue’s shoulders in a gesture that is intimate and protective. Ankh-pa-khered is depicted as a slim man, yet two wrinkles of fat on his chest indicate that he was prosperous enough to eat very well. And his advanced age is shown by lines that frame the corners of his mouth, yet do not detract from his dignified portrayal.
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