Plaster cast of a statue base



Accession Number
W302
Current Location
Cardiff University, C/O Phil Parkes
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Periods
Macedonian Period to Modern
Material
Plaster
Provenance
Egypt, Athribis
Measurements
Height: 370mm | Width: 570mm | Depth: 932mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Plaster cast of the base of the statue of Djedhor-the-Saviour, a priest in charge of Horus the Falcon at Athribis. The original is in the Cairo Museum (JE 46341). This copy was made at the Cairo Museum in 1933. The statue belonging to this plaster cast base is in the Petrie Museum in London. A second statue for Djedhor is in the Chicago Oriental Museum (OI 10589). Djedhor was deified whilst alive and may have been the first priest to use bitumen.

Bibliography

Jelínkova-Reymond, E. 1956. Les inscriptions de la statue guérisseuse de Djed-ḥer-le-Sauveur. Bibliothèque d'étude 23. Le Caire: Institut français d'Archéologie orientale. Sherman, Elizabeth J. 1981. Djedhor the Saviour statue base OI 10589. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 67, 82–102.

Wellcome Number
A129212; R1935.77
Other Identity
W1010 (number deleted)
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Personal Name
Djedhor (ḏd-ḥr)
Last modified: 04 Nov 2021

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