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Burial group of the priest Hor


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Painted wooden statuette of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris from the 25th Dynasty (700-670BC) probably from Thebes. The statuette is inscribed for a priest of Amun-Ra and scribe of the temple of Montu named Padimut. The texts on the front are requests to Osiris to provide funerary offerings, and speeches of the four Sons of Horus, whose figures appear at the sites. The cavity in the plinth probably contained a small corn-mummy. At the side painted wooden shabti-box of the Prophet of Montu Hor 25th Dynasty about 700 BC from Thebes. All four sides of the box are inscribed in blue hieroglyphs. It is covered in verses from the 'book of the dead'. At the front uninscribed mud shabti figures 25th Dynasty about 700BC, among the smallest and most crudely fashioned of any period. Picture taken at the British Museum January 2007.

28th Jan 2007 by Diane Earl

Biology, History, Religious Education, Science

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