Block statue of Djedptahiufankh

Late Period, Dynasty 25
760–660 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 26.7 x 12.5 x 15 cm (10 1/2 x 4 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)


The Ancient World



Block statuette showing Djedptahiufankh seated on the ground with his knees drawn up in front of him and his body completely enveloped by a cloak with only the hands exposed. The proper left hand is flat across his knee, while the proper right hand holds a lettuce, a symbol of rebirth and fertility. Djedptahiufankh wears a shoulder length wig and has a bat amulet suspended around his neck. Horizontal lines of hieroglyphic text on his garment include an offering formula, with the name, titles and parentage of Djedptahiufankh and the information that the statue was dedicated by his son, Ankhpakhered.


Probably from Thebes; by 1943: J. P. Morgan (d. 1943) collection, New York; 1944: sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 22-25, 1944 (Furniture and Objects of Art: Property of the estate of the late J. P. Morgan, part 2, p. 19, no. 79); by 1970: Kevorkian Foundation collection; 1970: sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, December 18, 1970 (Egyptian, Roman, Westerm Asiatic and Islamic, Indian and Cambodian Antiquities: The Property of the Kevorkian Foundation, pp. 16-17, no. 27); purchased with funds deposited to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edgar.
(Accession Date: January 13, 1971)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Edgar