Maker Egyptian
  • Kneeling Man Holding a Statue of the God Osiris
Date between 626 and 525 BCE
Medium Granite
Dimensions Overall: 11 7/8 × 4 1/4 × 6 7/8 inches (30.2 × 10.8 × 17.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Matilda R. Wilson Fund
Accession Number 73.170
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Egyptian: Daily Reverences, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, back pillar: [translated: An offering which the king gives to Osiris, the great god, who is in Hut-Bit, that he may give funerary offerings of bread, beer, oxen, fowl and every good and sweet thing for the ka of the kherep-hut, servant of Horus wr-w3dty, prophet of Horus...of Hut-Bit, Hereferneith, son of the like-entitled, heralding prophet of Neith, Tjami, born of the lady of the house, head of the weavers of the Resenet, Tachebneith]
Inscribed, base, left side: [translated: He says: o web-priests who go in and out in the temple of Neith, mistress of Sais, may you say after you have offered to the gods of the Saite nome: for the ka of the lord of..... by his city god, the kherep-hut, prophet of Horus wr-w3dty..."]
Inscribed, base, front: [translated: the revered, praised and faithful by his father, mother and brethren, Psamtik]
Inscribed, base, right side: [translated: His son who makes his name live, who gives bread to the hungry and clothes to the naked, the kherep-hut, prophet of Horus wr-w3dty, prophet of Horus...of the Hut-Bit, prophet of Horus renewer of births, Psamtik, born of the lady of the house, Tentmehenet]

[Translation provided by Dr. H. De Meulenaere, Seminarie Voor Egyptologie, Belgium]
(Michel E. Abemayor);
1973-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Daressy. Rec. Trav. 14 (1893): p. 183, no. LXXXI [as from Sais].

Catalogue of the McGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities. London, Southeby, Wilkinson & Hodge. June 26-30, July 3-6, 1922, p. 211, no. 22.

PM IV, p. 47 - 5d [objects from Sais].

Bresciani. Oriens Antiquus 9 (1970): p. 214.

Image and Artifact: Ancient Art from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA Statewide Services Travelling Exhibition. Detroit, February 5, 1984 - December 16, 1985, cat. no. 31.