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Torso Harchebi Model 1 3D Model
Photograph taken April 2018 while on temporary exhibit “Beyond the Nile” at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Torso of Harchebi (Archibios) Ptolemaic 170-116 BC Granite
Harchebi was an Egyptian priest who served as dioketes (finance minister) during the reign of Ptolemy VIII (170-116 BC). He wears a traditional three-part kilt and holds both arms tightly at his sides, clenching rolls of cloth, a sign of status. The relief scene at the top of the inscribed back pillar shows him making offerings to the gods of Mendes (in the eastern Nile Delta), and this statue probably stood in a temple there. The hieroglyphic inscription on his belt provides his Egyptian name as well as its Greek form, Archibios As a high official in the Ptolemaic administration, he used both names in performing his duties within a bilingual society.
Permanently housed: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Accession No.: 47-12