Headless Statue of Wedge-hor-menhet, between 664 and 525 BCE

  • Egyptian

Stone and granite

  • Overall: 8 inches (20.3 cm)

Gift of Frederick Stearns



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  • Egyptian
  • Granite
  • Stone
  • Inscriptions
  • Statue
  • Figure (representation)
  • Xxvith dynasty
  • Egypt
  • Seated
  • Torso (animal or human component)

Inscribed, front: [translated: Wdja-hor-menhet, born of the Lady of the House, Mutirdis] Inscribed, back pillar, right: [translated: Wdja-hor-mhnt, son of Padebehw, born of the Weaver of Sais, Mutirdis] Inscribed, back pillar, left: [translated: ...in so much as his ka is before him. May his steps not be impeded, and may his heart not be opposed. He is a justified Heliopolitian!] Inscibed, base, left: [translated: An offering which the king gives to Osiris, foremost of the Temple of Hwt Bit (the Palace of the King of Lower Egypt in Sais), that he may give invocation offerings consisting of bread, beer, oxen and fowl, ointment, alabaster and incense, and every good and pure thing to (back surface of base) [title missing] Waja-hor-mhnt.] Inscribed, right, almost illegible: [translated: the Director of the domain of .... Wdja-hor-mhnt, born of Mutirdis.]

Frederick Stearns [1831-1907]; 1890-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Egyptian Sculpture of the Late Period. p. 70, 191.

Egyptian, Headless Statue of Wedge-hor-menhet, between 664 and 525 BCE, stone and granite. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 90.1S11835.