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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Ancient Egypt Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Active Place: Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egyptian
Title: Statuette of Shebenhor
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: -66
Creation End Date: -52
Creation Date: Saite Period, Dynasty 26 (c. 664-525 B.C.)
Creation Place: Africa,North Africa,Egypt
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: Black basalt
Dimensions: H.: 28 cm (11 in.);W.: 13 cm (5-1/8 in.);Depth: 16.3 cm (6-3/8 in.)
Inscriptions: 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.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1924.754
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mrs. George L. Otis
Subject Description: 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.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1924.754
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
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