Statue of vizier Hor

Statue of vizier Hor

This vizier is shown seated with one leg bent up against his chest and the other resting on the ground; it is the traditional way to sit, and is used by Egyptian peasants to this day.

He has a shaved head, delicate features, round cheeks and a small mouth. His kilt is held up by a large belt that is inscribed with details of his life including his titles and those of his father, who was a priest of Libyan origin during the 22nd Dynasty. The text on the base is an offering formula to Amun-Re, who has allowed Hor to erect a statue of himself in the god’s temple

From Karnak Cachette. Third Intermediate Period, 22nd Dynasty, ca. 945-720 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 37512

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