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Statue of a Priest, Wen-amun Son of Nes-ba-neb-dedet and Ta-sherit-Khonsu

This private male figure in a short kilt, his left leg advanced in a pose between rest and action, is a statue type that was common in several periods of ancient Egyptian history, beginning with the Old Kingdom. The pose is related to a hieroglyph used in writing men's names. The texts here invoke for the owner eternal life and, probably, the statue's continued survival in his Theban tomb.

Catalogue Description:
Statue of a standing man in hard crystalline limestone. Conventional composition, frontal. Arms at sides, left leg advanced. Headless. Rear pillar carelessly inscribed for Wn-nfr, son of Ns’-b3-nb-dd.t and the sistrum player T3-sry.t-hnsw. Condition: Head missing. Body assembled from two pieces. Scattered chips. Portions of surface seem to have been cleaned with an abrasive to remove incrustations.


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