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Statue of the Vizier Hor

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This vizier is shown seated with one leg bent up against his chest and the other resting on the ground; it is the traditional way to sit, and is used by Egyptian peasants to this day.

He has a shaven head, delicate features, round cheeks and a small mouth. His kilt is held up by a large belt that is inscribed with details of his life including his titles and those of his father, who was a priest of Libyan origin during the Twenty-Second Dynasty.

The text on the base is an offering formula to Amun-Re, who has allowed Hor to erect a statue of himself in the god's temple

Present location

EGYPTIAN MUSEUM [01/001] CAIRO EM

Inventory number

JE 37512

Dating

LATE PERIOD

Archaeological Site

KARNAK

Category

STATUE

Material

BASALT

Technique

CARVED

Height

96 cm