Statue of Shebenhor

A work made of basalt.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of basalt.

Date:

Saite Period, Dynasty 26 (664–525 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Shebenhor’s heavy, round “bag wig” was fashionable at the time this statue was carved. The splayed toes, broad shoulders, and exaggerated narrowness of the waist are also characteristic of Egyptian statues of this era. Statues of individuals were placed in temples to maintain a connection between the dedicator and the god. The statue was capable of eternally transferring the blessings of the god to the individual.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Statue of Shebenhor

Origin

Egypt

Date

664 BC–525 BC

Medium

Basalt

Dimensions

28 × 13 × 16.3 cm (11 × 5 1/8 × 6 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George L. Otis

Reference Number

1924.754

Extended information about this artwork

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