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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA8

  • Description

    Quartzite/sandstone statue of the Nile-god, Hapy holding an offering-table before him. The features of the god are believed to be those of Osorkon I, and there is a relief representation of the donor, Sheshonq, High Priest of Amun and son of Osorkon, on the left side. The god is otherwise surrounded by relief representations of the abundance he brings to Egypt; the base, the dorsal pillar and the rim of the offering table are all inscribed with hieroglyphic texts - recording the dedication, parents' names and names and titles of the donor.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 900BC (circa)
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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 220 centimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        base, dorsal pillar and offering-table
      • Inscription Translation

        Titles/epithets include : High Priest of Amun
      • Inscription Comment

        Incised hieroglyphs.
  • Bibliography

    • Shaw and Nicholson 1997 p. 118 bibliographic details
    • Mysliwiec 1988 p. 16; p. 22; p. 102 bibliographic details
    • McNaught 1978 p. 228 bibliographic details
    • Brandl 2008 p. 276 (VG-1.2); p.380; pls. 154, 164g, 187e bibliographic details
    • Porter and Moss 1972 p. 289 bibliographic details
    • Gauthier 1914 p. 299 bibliographic details
    • Gauthier 1912 p. 329 bibliographic details
    • Dodson 1987 p. 50, n. 9 bibliographic details
    • Rohl 1989 p. 56 bibliographic details
    • Jansen-Winkeln 2007 p. 57- 58 bibliographic details
    • James and Davies 1983 p. 58, fig. 64 bibliographic details
    • Kitchen 1986 p. 60; p. 117 bibliographic details
    • Maspero 1889 p. 735 bibliographic details
    • Arundale and Bonomi 1842 pl. 13, fig. 45; pp. 25- 26 bibliographic details
    • Sharpe 1853 pl. 45 bibliographic details
    • Strudwick 2006 pp. 248- 249 bibliographic details
    • Liebovitch 1953 pp. 79 -81 [25]; p. 113 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G4/B7

  • Condition

    good (partially restored)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1823

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA8

  • Registration number

    .8

  • Additional IDs

    • ES.8
Quartzite/sandstone statue of the Nile-god, Hapy, with offering-table before, the features of the god are believed to be those of Osorkon I, there is a relief representation of the donor, Sheshonq, High Priest of Amun and son of Osorkon, on the left side and the god is otherwise surrounded by relief representations of the abundance he brings to Egypt; the base, the dorsal pillar and the rim of the offering table are all inscribed with hieroglyphic texts - recording the dedication, parents' names and names and titles of the donor.

Quartzite/sandstone statue of the Nile-god, Hapy, with offering-table before, the features of the god are believed to be those of Osorkon I, there is a relief representation of the donor, Sheshonq, High Priest of Amun and son of Osorkon, on the left side and the god is otherwise surrounded by relief representations of the abundance he brings to Egypt; the base, the dorsal pillar and the rim of the offering table are all inscribed with hieroglyphic texts - recording the dedication, parents' names and names and titles of the donor.

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