priest of Hathor.
This sculpture represents a priest of Hathor named Basa,
seated with his cloak drawn over his knees. The surface is covered
with a record of the names and titles of 26 generations of Basa's paternal
family. The lengthy inscription contains valuable information about
how the priesthood was passed on in ancient Egypt through the generations.
On the front of the statue, Basa is shown adoring the gods Osiris and