May 22, 2007

Priests Performing Funeral Rites

Priests Performing Funeral Rites

c. 667-647 BC


Overall: 36.2 x 48.2 cm (14 1/4 x 19 in.)

Gift of the Hanna Fund 1951.286



A priest and two attendants perform ceremonies for the deceased. Originally, there probably existed (to the left) certain offerings. It is an exact copy of a scene in the Temple of Deir el Bahari made some seven centuries earlier where the figures are reversed.

See also
Egypt - Late Period
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