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Group Statue of Montu-emhat and His Son Nesptah

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This group statue represents two seated men, Montue-mhat, Overseer of Upper Egypt, on the right and his son Nesptah on the left. They sit on a high seat, the back of which is rounded at the top.

The two men wear the wigs that were common in the Twenty-Second Dynasty. These were long wigs that reached the shoulders and left the ears uncovered. They were decorated with fine stripes, horizontal on the forehead and vertical at the sides.

Montue-mhat and his son wear the sacerdotal, or priestly, skins of large cats and emblems around their necks. Beside each of the men, hieroglyphic inscriptions give their names. On the back of the statue, the upper half of a stela remains. It is dominated by a sun disk that spreads its wings under the sign of the sky.

Below, there are two scenes. On the left, Montue-mhat worships and presents offerings to Amun-Re, Re-Horakhty, and Atum. On the right, Nesptah is shown in front of Osiris, Isis, and his father Montue-mhat.

Present location

EGYPTIAN MUSEUM [01/001] CAIRO EM

Inventory number

JE 37176

Dating

25TH DYNASTY AND CONTEMPORARIES

Archaeological Site

KARNAK

Category

STATUE

Material

GRANITE

Technique

CARVED

Height

34 cm