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Figure of Pakhom, between 50 and 30 BCE

  • Egyptian

Gray granite

  • Overall: 28 × 7 1/2 × 9 1/4 inches (71.1 × 19.1 × 23.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund


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Inscribed, back pillar: [translated: The prince and count; royal brother; general in chief; prophet of the statues of the pharaoh; guardian of the treasure of Horus of Edfu, the great god, Lord of the sky; and of Hathor, Lady of Dendera; prophet of Isis who resides at Dendera; prophet of Isis, Lady of Philae; and of the gods(?) of Eileithyiaspolis; prophet of Harsomtous the child, son of Hathor; prophet of Hathor, eye of Re, mistress of the sky, regent of all the gods; prophet of Horus of Edfu, the great god, lord of the sky; prophet of the gods and goddesses (?) who are in Wts-Hr and the gods and goddesses who are in ...; Pakhom, son of the general P3-srj,...(?)]

(Albert Eid, Cairo, Egypt). (Julius Carlebach)

1951-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bulletin of the DIA 31, no. 2 (1951-1952): p. 49. de Meulenaere, H. "Les Strateges Indigenes du Nome Tentyrite a la Fin de l'Epoque Ptolemaique it au Debut de l'Occupation Romain," Rivista Degli Studi Orientali, vol. XXXIV. 1959, p. 3, 12-16, (ill.). Stricker, B.H. Oudheidkundige Mededeelingen, Rijksmuseum van Oudheiden, vol. 40. 1959, pl. IV, (fig. 6). Bothmer, B. V. Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period. Brooklyn Museum, October 17, 1960, cat. no. 136; pp. 154, 157, 170, 176, 178-179; pl. 128-129, (fig. 340-341, 343). Terrace, Edward L. B., and Henry G. Fischer. Treasures of Egyptian Art from the Cairo Museum. London, 1970, p. 180. Bianchi, Robert S. "Ptolemaic and Roman Sculpture" Ph.D. diss., New York University. [unpublished]. Bianchi, Robert S. "The Striding Draped Male Figure of Ptolemaic Egypt," in the transcript of Das Ptolemaische Ägypten, Symposium. Berlin, September 27-29, 1976, p. 98; (fig. 59-60). Bianchi, Robert S. "Not the Isis Knot," Bulletin of the Egyptological Seminar, vol. 2 (1980): 9-31, p. 13-15, 28, (fig. 8-9). Cleopatra's Egypt-Age of the Ptolemies. Exh. cat., The Brooklyn Museum. New York, 1988, cat. no. 32; p. 126, 127; (ill.).

Egyptian, Figure of Pakhom, between 50 and 30 BCE, gray granite. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 51.83.