An Egyptian Granite Relief Fragment for the King's Scribe, Paser II, Reign of Ramesses II, ca. 1279 - 1213 BCE

SKU: ES1311

$22,500 USD

finely carved in six registers, the text reads:

"[...] when drafting recruits...
that I received from the gift of...
I answered free of falsehood...
I completed two-thirds, only one-third was left...
of Amun, the overseer of the prophets of Min...
the Osiris, king's scribe Paser." 

Paser II was the son of the High Priest of Min and Isis named Minmose during the reign of Ramesses II; one uncle was the High Priest of Amun, Wennenefer and another the Troop Commander of Kush named Pennesuttawy. Through Wennenefer, Paser was related to Amenemone (troop commander of the army), Amenemope (Chief of Seers in the house of Re and chamberlain to the Pharaoh) and Hori, the High Priest of Anhur. Paser's titles include: the King's son of Kush, overseer of the Southern Lands, and king's scribe. Paser is attested in a statue from Abu Simbel,  a land donation stela from Abu Simbel where Paser appears before Amun and a rock stela in Abu Simbel.

cf: Kitchen, K.A., Ramesside Inscriptions, Translated & Annotated, Translations, Volume III, Blackwell Publishers, 1996

Reisner, G. The Viceroys of Ethiopia, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 6, No. 1. (Jan. 1920)

Herrero, A.: The 'King's Son of Kush' Paser(II), Son of the 'High Priest of Min and Isis' Minmose, Volume 13 (2002) 

Condition:  The fragment is intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions: Height: 15 cm (5.9 inches), Width: 26.5 cm (10.4 inches), Depth: 2.54 cm (1 inch)

Provenance:  Museum deaccession, Brooklyn, NY, 2013, previously the private collection of Dr. Richard Vadaszy, NJ, acquired in the 1980s.


 

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