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Basalt figurine of the soldier Khnemu


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Title/s

Basalt figurine of the soldier Khnemu

Category

figure

Name

statuette

Description

Male figure, kneeling, wearing kilt and wig, inscribed. Khnemu was the son of Nemtyemhat. The face imitates that of the king.

Field Collection

Atawla, near Asyut, Egypt

Technique Description

polished

Dimensions

length 19 cm
width 7 cm

Period

Twelfth Dynasty
Thirteenth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom

Date

circa 1985 B.C. — 1773 B.C.

Provenance

bought: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1932 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. inscription
    Translation: Khnemu, son of Antiemhet

Documentation

  1. (1995) [page: 34]
    [comments: ]
  2. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1988) Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom , Cambridge (Cambs.) (1988) Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: ]
    [comments: No.42]
  3. (1933) Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Twenty-fourth Annual Report, 1932 , Cambridge (Cambs.) (1933) Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 3]
    [comments: figure on this page]
  4. Harrison, Michael
    (1983) Flesh and Stone , London? : Arts Council (1983) London?: Arts Council [page: 29]
    [comments: ]
  5. Bourriau, J.D.
    [Unknown: Apollo 1988] [page: 273]
    Source title: Apollo (1988)
    [comments: fig. 4]
  6. Malek, Jaromír
    Porter, Bertha
    Moss, Rosalind
    (1999) Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, statues, reliefs and paintings. Vol. 8, Objects of provenance not known. Part 1, Royal statues. Private statues (Predynastic to Dynasty XVII) , Oxford : Griffith Institute (1999) Oxford: Griffith Institute [page: 337-8]

Material/s

basalt

Accession Number

E.500.1932 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 53204; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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