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Kneeling Statue of Senenmut

Unknownca. 1478-1458 B.C.E.

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Kneeling statue in dark grey granite representing Senenmut proferring symbol composed of the "ka" hieroglyph surmounted by a cobra with cow horns and sun disk, the whole forming a rebus of the name Makara, that of Hatshepsut. Senenmut wears a wide striated wig covering his shoulders, a short beard, and a kilt from the waist to just above the ankles. One line of text round base, one line on top of base left side, front, right side; three columns of text on back-pillar which ends on triangular top inclined toward back of Senemuts head. One column on left side of back pillar and one column on right side; cartouche of Makara on right upper arm.Condition: Figure perfect, but inscription shows erasures and slight damage in several places. Base chipped.

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