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Figure of God Harsiesis


Artist Unknown (Egyptian)


c. 664 BCE - 30 CE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Sculpture | Bronze
Size: 6 9/16 x 1 1/2 in. (16.67 x 3.81 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Egypt
Culture: Egyptian, Africa, Egypt
Style: Ptolemaic XXVI; Ptolemaic period, 8th century BCE - 1st century CE
Inscriptions: Inscription begins at right on front of pedestal, passing to left ends in middle of right side of pedestal. Nearly illegible but begins: "Harsiesis giving life (to ) Pete..." in hieroglyphs, 'Harsiesus giving life . . .'
Physical Description: God Harsiesis, bronze, black, Egyptian, Ptolemaic; walking, right hand raised to chin, lock of hair over right ear, crowned with double crown of the two lands and uraeus, inscription on pedestal, figure nude, amulet suspended from neck,
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 16.42
Added to Site: February 28, 2009