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Archeological Object

Cube statue

Cube statue

Cube statue depicting the official harvester on his legs and with the sides schematizied to provide a writing surface. The head and the crossed hands come out of the upper face of the cube. The face is characterized by a marked plasticity; in particular one notes the full lips and smooth tripartite cap that frames it,  which on the stylistic base refers to the Saitic Period. On the front one can read the first two lines of an inscription that is a formula of offering "offer by Hathor, Lady of Gebelein, The Lady of gold, the Lady of the Two Lands. Give her an offer of bread, beer, oxen, geese, milk, textiles, incense ... "

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40013
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: The Bolognini collection inv. 352
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: Male statuette
  Class and ware: Sculpture
Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XXVI dynasties
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Stone
  Technique: In full relief
  Height: 24
  Width: 15
  Depth: 15
  Varie: Conservation status: very damaged in the lower part

1979, Lise G., “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.28 (cat.84), table 118

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