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Basalt figurine of the soldier Khnemu

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Basalt figurine of the soldier Khnemu






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



length 19 cm
width 7 cm


Twelfth Dynasty
Thirteenth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom


circa 1985 B.C. — 1773 B.C.


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


  1. inscription
    Translation: Khnemu, son of Antiemhet


  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]



Accession Number

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

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