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Ancient Egyptian greywacke sarcophagus lid of Ibi - late Period, 26th Dynasty (664-610BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background

Ibi was overseer of the priests of Thebes and chief steward of Nitocris, Divine Adoratrice of Amon during the reign of Psamtek I. The sarcophagus lid shows his hands emerging from a shroud to grasp the dfed-pillar, which allows him to rise to his feet again after resurrection. The lid weighs more than a ton and is finely sculpted. Despite the hardness of the greywacke stone the sarcophagus is made from, its makers have shown incredible skill creating a sarcophagus with intricate detail and a highly polished finish.
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Ancient Egyptian greywacke sarcophagus lid of Ibi - late Period, 26th Dynasty (664-610BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
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Ibi was overseer of the priests of Thebes and chief steward of Nitocris, Divine Adoratrice of Amon during the reign of Psamtek I. The sarcophagus lid shows his hands emerging from a shroud to grasp the dfed-pillar, which allows him to rise to his feet again after resurrection. The lid weighs more than a ton and is finely sculpted. Despite the hardness of the greywacke stone the sarcophagus is made from, its makers have shown incredible skill creating a sarcophagus with intricate detail and a highly polished finish.