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Statue of the priest Udja-Hor-res-ne

From Sais
27th Persian dyn., 3rd year of reign of Darius 519 BC
Dark green basalt
Height 96 cm
cat. 22690

Headless statue of the priest Udja-Hor-res-ne, who was a distinguished personage in a critical moment of the history of Egypt, under the last pharaohs of the Saitic dynasty, when the Persian king Cambise (525 BC) undertook its conquest. The various phases of the Persian conquest have been partly reconstructed thanks in part to the inscription placed on the statue in question and on its base. Udja-Hor-res-ne, whose tomb in Abusir was recently discovered, was also a physician, admiral and priest of the goddess Neith of Sais.