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017354

26th Dynasty, around 630 BC Stone sarcophagus of Sasobek the vizier (prime minister) of the northern part of Egypt in the reign of Psammetichus I (664-610 BC). It may have been found in Sais, the city from which Psammetichus' family came. The sarcophagus is one of the finest examples of its type, and very well preserved. While many anthropoid (human-shaped) sarcophagi have rather exaggerated features, Sasobek's face is naturalistic (although not a portrait) and serene. Sasobek holds the pillar representing the god Osiris in one hand and the knot of the goddess Isis in the other.

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26th Dynasty, around 630 BC Stone sarcophagus of Sasobek the vizier (prime minister) of the northern part of Egypt in the reign of Psammetichus I (664-610 BC). It may have been found in Sais, the city from which Psammetichus' family came. The sarcophagus is one of the finest examples of its type, and very well preserved. While many anthropoid (human-shaped) sarcophagi have rather exaggerated features, Sasobek's face is naturalistic (although not a portrait) and serene. Sasobek holds the pillar representing the god Osiris in one hand and the knot of the goddess Isis in the other.