Block Statue, 25-26th Dynasty

Block Statue of the Scribe of Divine Offerings, Tjaenwaset
Dolerite, from Thebes
Late Dynasty 25 through early Dynasty 26 (690-610 BCE)
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1935 (35.9.1)

From info card:
"By this time, stone statuary was generally created for temple display rather than for the tomb. Tjaenwaset's front panel depicts him worshipping the Osiris fetish. The prominent position of the motif may be connected with his role as a priest in the complex of Osiris shrines attached to Karnak. From the late New Kingdom onward, the cult of Osiris was increasingly intertwined with every aspect of religious practice."

Block Statue @ Freer Gallery