Artist Egyptian
  • Statue of the Priest, Pa-ef-tchau-em-awy-Bastet
Date between 595 and 589 BCE
Medium basalt
Dimensions Overall: 9 1/4 × 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 inches (23.5 × 7 × 7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Shelden III Fund and Mr. and Mrs. Alvan Macauley, Jr. Fund
Accession Number 1984.25
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Egyptian: Daily Reverences, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, back pillar, two columns: [translated: The divine father, the one who is initiated in the secret of Heliopolis, Har-Si-Esis, the son of the divine Father ,Pa-ef-tchau-em-Awy-Bastet, son of Noub-yti, daughter of the divine Imy-khet (or Imi-atef) Ched... | The son is the one who acts for his father and who cares for the revival of his name, Pa-ef-tchau-em-awy-Bastet, son of Nekhet-bastet-r-ou, daughter of the divine Priest Ouab]
(Alan Brandt, Inc., New York, New York, USA);
1984-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Daressy. Notes et Remarques in Rec. de Trav., vol. XIV. (1893): p. 183, no. LXXXI.

Corpus of Late Egyptian Sculpture, no. Z-57. Brooklyn Museum. [unpublished].

Catalogue of the MacGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities. Sales cat., Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge. London, 1922, cat. no. 1622, p. 211.

Porter, Bertha and Rosalind L. B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings. Revision, Jaromir Malek, ed. vol. IV: Lower and Middle Egypt. Clarendon Press: Oxford, 1968, p. 47, 5d.

Bresciani. Oriens Antiquus, vol. IX, 1970, p. 214.

Bulletin of the DIA 52, no. 7 (1973): p. 12.

Bulletin of the DIA 62, no. 2 (1985) p. 8 (fig. 5).

Image and Artifact: Ancient Art from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA statewide travelling exhibition. Detroit, February 5, 1984-December 16, 1985, cat. no. 31, p. 8.

"Family Art Game: The Art of Diversity," The Detroit Free Press (April 28, 1991): p. 3 (ill.) [DIA Advertising Supplement].