AN EGYPTIAN GRANITE FRAGMENT
Dynasty XXVI, Reign of Psametik II, 595-589 B.C.
A corner fragment, perhaps from a statue base, inscribed on the front and side in two rows of hieroglyphs and on the top with a single row of hieroglyphs for "a hereditary prince" who was "revered under the god Thoth, the twice great, the lord of Hermopolis" and who was charged with the establishment of offerings during the reign of Pharaoh Psametik II, whose partially preserved cartouche contains his prenomen, Nefer-ib-Re
9 in. (22.8 cm) long