Skip to Content

Open today 10–11 a.m. members | 11 a.m.–6 p.m. public. Learn more.

Statuette of Wesir-nakht

A work made of stone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of stone.

Date:

Late Period, Dynasty 31 (about 342–332 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

This statue demonstrates the permanence of Egyptian artistic styles. The man’s kilt, his broad collar, and even the style of his wig deliberately copy earlier styles, which harken back more than 2000 years. Wesirnakht is portrayed kneeling before a god with his arms on his thighs in a pose of reverence.

Currently Off View

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Statuette of Wesir-nakht

Origin

Egypt

Date

342 BCE–332 BCE

Medium

Stone

Inscriptions

Illuminating inscription on plinth: "...the revered in the presence of Osiris...in Dep and of Horus-the-Great of the two lands, dwelling in the horizon, (namely) the priest of Horus. The bull of his mother, Osirisnakht, son of the clothing-keeper Harotep, born of the house-mistress Tediese..."

Dimensions

16.5 × 6.6 × 8.5 cm (6 1/4 × 2 5/8 × 3 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.243

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share