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Painting (oil on canvas) of relief from Isis Temple (Dynasty 26); detail of sunk relief, kneeling male figure, Harbes.

Details

  • ID
    30.454
  • Department
    MFA: Giza Collections/Smith
  • Classification
    Reproductions & paintings
  • Material
    Oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: H. 0.715 (28 1/4 in.) W. 0.69 (27 1/4 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Anonymous gift
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Modern
  • Artist
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Attested
    Harbes (in Isis Temple)
  • Notes
    One of a series of modern paintings by American artist Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950), and others, documenting aspects of the Giza excavations.

Tombs and Monuments 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Harbes (in Isis Temple)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Son ([sA=f] his son) of Paftjaumawishu and Shepeniset. Appears kneeling on an inscribed block of relief (26-1-1244 = MFA 31.250) from north wall of Isis temple, room A (=chapel of Harbes); identified on another (still in situ) as [smr xrp aH] companion, director of the palace. Limestone offering stone (26-1-138) inscribed for Harbes. Also mentioned on fragment (lower part) of limestone seated statue (26-1-237) inscribed for mother Shepeniset, identified as [jmj-r st qbHw rx nswt] overseer of the department of libationers(?), royal acquaintance; found in Isis temple, room S.

Modern People

  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Artist
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.