From: Egypt | Dendereh

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number 40-19-3
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ptolemaic
Provenience Egypt | Dendereh
Locus Temple of Hathor
Period Ptolemaic Period | Ptolemy XII Neos Dionysos
Date Made 80-50 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Andesite
Iconography Man | Strategos | Korax
Inscription Language Hieroglyphic

Standing Headless statue of a man wearing a tight fringed garment and holding 3 papyrus blossoms in left hand. Head and feet missing. Three vertical lines of hieroglyphs on back and 4 short ones on the side of the support. The statue was previously misidentified as Hathor because of the figure's prominent breasts. It depicts the strategos (general?), Korax and this statue type is very common from the last 4th c. BC to Roman times. While the name of Korax has been erased, the titles and form match another statue where the name is preserved.

Height 127 cm
Width 45.7 cm
Depth 33 cm
Credit Line Exchange with Kevorkian, 1940

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