Bust of a Priest of Khonsu-Pa-Ir-Sekher
This priest is wearing a smooth bag wig revealing his large ears. He shows sharply defined, long eyebrows that shade the eyes, carved in relief. The corners of his mouth are turned up in a pronounced smile. The shapely torso with defined clavicles, strong pectorals and toned arms, is bare. The square-topped dorsal pillar is inscribed with two columns of hieroglyphic text, an invocation to Amun and Mut reading: ‘A boon which the king gives to Amun-Re and to the goddess Mut, the great one, the Mistress of Isheru... the Priest of Khonsu-pa-ir-sekher (he who provides) in Thebes, the overseer of the Divine Craftsmen…’. The dark grey matrix with a multitude of closely spaced paler crystals, broken across the waist and above the elbows.The broad nose has a chip to the tip.