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Standing Statuette of Neferhotep

Neferhotep symbolizes the perpetuity of kingship and is usually depicted, as here, with a rounded wig surmounted by the Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. He may also have incarnated the appeasement of various deities, including the goddesses featured in the installation Temples, Tombs, and the Egyptian Universe. Although his cult flourished mostly in southern Egypt, statues such as this are also known from northern Egypt.

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