• Provenienza:
      Rome, Campus Martius, 1883
    • Data:
      Late period, XXX Dynasty
    • Materiali:
      Grey granite
    • Dimensioni:
      height 105 cm, width 55 cm, length 65 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Rome, Musei Capitolini
    • Inventario:
      inv. MC 32
  • Cynocephalus

The cynocephalus is portrayed in full priestly monumentality and in a front-on stereometric view typical of Egyptian statues of the 4th century BC. The base bears three columns of hieroglyphic inscription containing the regal title Pharaoh Nectanebo II (359-341 BC), defined "beloved of Thoth", god of wisdom and writing, scribe to the gods.