Conservation and Reconstruction of the Tomb of Padibastet

Padibstet is the "lost" High Steward of the God's Wife discovered by the South Asasif Conservation Project in 2013. He was in office for a short period of time following Padihorresnet and had to reuse a Kushite tomb instead of building a monumental decorated tomb in North Asasif similar to that of his grandfather Pabasa (TT 279). Five architectural features designed for Padibastet and numerous carved and painted fragments of his original decoration were unearthed by the South Asasif Project in 2013-2018. They are in a critical condition and require immediate conservation attention in addition to the need for reconstruction of the inscriptions and four images of Padibastet in the tomb of Karabasken (TT 391). Project Director: Elena Pischikova

The proposed project deals with the conservation and reconstruction of the features decorated for Padibastet in the tomb of Karabasken (TT 391). Padibstet is the "lost" High Steward of the God's Wife discovered by the South Asasif Conservation Project in 2013. He was in office for a short period of time following Padihorresnet and had to reuse a Kushite tomb instead of building a monumental decorated tomb in North Asasif similar to that of his grandfather Pabasa (TT 279). Five architectural features designed for Padibastet and numerous carved and painted fragments of his original decoration were unearthed by the Project in 2013-2018. They are in a critical condition and require immediate conservation attention. The conservation and reconstruction of the inscriptions and four images of Padibastet would save a significant monument and add to our knowledge of the history and art history of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty

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Location: Luxor, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): American University in Cairo Project partner(s): South Asasif Conservation Project mission Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $19,213 Commencement Date: 07/2019 Project Status: Active
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