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Basalt statue: E.3.1865

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Current Location: Gallery 20


Basalt statue




Upper part of male statue, inscribed, depicting an official wearing a bag-wig. The facial features date the statue.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 17 cm
Length: 37 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1865) by Clarke, Edward Daniel


Late Period (subsequently thought Ptolemaic)
30th Dynasty-Ptolemaic Period
Circa -380 - Circa -30

Components of the work

Shoulders Width 25.5 cm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: nTr niwty n smr waty xrp aH xrp Hwwt nt Hry-sStA
  • Location: Back pillar
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.3.1865
Primary reference Number: 49051
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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