The pedon Statuette is a vII cen. BCe egyptian piece of sculpture from priene (?) bearing a late vII or early vI cen. BCe Ionic inscription by an individual named pedon, son of Amphinnes. through a textual, historical and linguistic analysis, it will be argued that pedon was not a successful greek mercenary in Saite egypt (XXvI Dynasty; vIIvI cen. BCe), as previous scholarship stated, but rather an hellenized egyptian native. Such scenario fits better into trends of coeval graeco-egyptian interactions.