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Statue of Montuemhat as a Middle-Aged Man

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This statue portrays the nobleman Montuemhat, who played an important role in the clergy of Amun-Re at Karnak and in the administration of Thebes.

It shows him as a middle-aged man in the usual striding pose. Although the body was rendered in the traditional artistic style, well built and proportioned, his wrinkled facial features reveal his advanced age.

His head is covered with a heavy wavy wig that falls upon the shoulders. He wears the pleated Shendyt kilt, fastened with a belt on which his name and titles are engraved. This kind of kilt and engraved belt were mostly reserved for royal personalities before the Late Period.

The statue stands on a base inscribed with the offering formula and the name and titles of Montuemhat.

Present location

EGYPTIAN MUSEUM [01/001] CAIRO EM

Inventory number

JE 36933

Dating

26TH DYNASTY

Archaeological Site

KARNAK

Category

STATUE

Material

GRANITE

Technique

CARVED

Height

137 cm

Width

32.5 cm