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African; North African; Egyptian
Ancient Egypt Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Statuette of Shebenhor
Saite Period, Dynasty 26 (c. 664-525 B.C.)
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Statues such as this were placed in temples to act as intercessors for the donor. This is not, however, a portrait of the donor. The inscription asks the gods Osiris and Bastet to give funerary offerings to the donor, Shebenhor, suggesting that it was perhaps originally placed in a temple dedicated to Bastet of Bubastis.
H.: 28 cm (11 in.);W.: 13 cm (5-1/8 in.);Depth: 16.3 cm (6-3/8 in.)
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. George L. Otis
On front and back the inscriptions ask the gods Osiris and Bastet to give offerings of Upper and Lower Egypt to Shebenhor, son of Hedebhapiirtbin and Iahehaysnakht.
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