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Archeological Object

Statue of Harsiesi


Statue of Harsiesi

The torso belonged to a statue of a man portrayed in a standing position, with a short and smooth wig. The oval face is characterized by elongated eyes, once made of glass paste. The sculpture was equipped with a back pillar with a rounded top and decorated with an incised inscription in hieroglyphics; the text, now fragmented, reads:
1 - "the noble, the prince, the great general, Harsiesi. He says, "Oh [... ...]
2 - he presents an offering by your hand. The roads are ahead of you. One is ahead of the children [... ..]
3 - for you at all times. Stretch out the hand to me  with holy  water, incense and [... ..] in our time for eternity. "
This text shows graphics typical of the Saitic Period, but certain features of the statue, like the eyes, made with the inlay technique, suggest a later dating.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 23
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Object
  Definizione: statue
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Statue of Harsiesi

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XXVII-XXX Dynasties
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Basalt
  Height: 53,2
  Varie: Conservation status: fragmentary. The torso is preserved, it is without arms; the statue has no nose and has plenty of chips.
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp. 66 - 68