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Limestone statue of Hori: the lower part of a kneeling statue holding before it a naos in which is a figure of the god Ptah. Two dedications to Ptah on behalf of the High Priest of Ptah, Hori, are lightly incised around the front of the naos. His name and titles appear again on the front base of the naos and on the top of the naos. On the right side of the naos is incised an invocation to Hathor on behalf of the High Priest of Ptah, Hori, son of the High Priest of Ptah, Khaemwaset, made by his son the pure-priest and lector-priest of Ptah, Wr-ḫrp-ḥmww or Ḥmww-wr-sḫm. A standing figure of this son with arms raised in adoration is carved in sunk relief on the left side of the naos with an incised text giving his name and titles. The upper part of the statue comprising the head and torso is lost. The surviving portion is badly worn in places and heavily pitted. There are no traces of colour.
Diameter: 31.50 centimetres
Height: 33 centimetres
Width: 17 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The British Museum, 'A guide to the Egyptian galleries (Sculpture)' (London, 1909), 240 (no. 879);
H. De Meulenaere, 'Annuaire de l'Institut de Philologie et d'Histoire orientales et slaves' 20 (1968-72), 196;
K. A. Kitchen, 'Ramesside inscriptions : translated & annotated. Translations. Vol.4, Merenptah and the Late Nineteenth Dynasty' (Oxford, 2003), 293;
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' V (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 580.
Translation: C. Maystre, 'Les grands pretres de Ptah de Memphis' (OBO 113): p.289;
- Not on display
- Incomplete. The upper part of the statue comprising the head and torso is lost. The surviving portion is badly worn in places and heavily pitted. There are no traces of colour.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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