About this artwork
Shebenhor’s heavy, round “bag wig” was fashionable at the time this statue was carved. The splayed toes, broad shoulders, and exaggerated narrowness of the waist are also characteristic of Egyptian statues of this era. Statues of individuals were placed in temples to maintain a connection between the dedicator and the god. The statue was capable of eternally transferring the blessings of the god to the individual.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Statue of Shebenhor
- 664 BC–525 BC
- On front and back is a funerary offering text which calls upon the gods Osiris and Bastet to give funerary offerings of both Upper and Lower Egypt to Shebenhor. Son of Hedebhapiirbin and Iahehaysnakht.
- 28 × 13 × 16.3 cm (11 × 5 1/8 × 6 3/8 in.)
- Gift of Mrs. George L. Otis