Block Statue of Senwosret-senebefny
Block statues show their subjects (almost always male) seated on the ground with their knees drawn to their chest and their limbs and torso usually enveloped in a cloak. This surface provided much space for inscriptions, which identify this man as Senwosret-senebnefny and the small female figure as Itneferuseneb. Their relationship is not specified, but she was probably his wife. The inscription also invokes the funerary deity, Ptah-Soker. This statue is dated by its style to the reign of Senwosret III, or perhaps his successor, Amunemhat III. The features of these kings are reflected in the face of their subject.
- Medium: Quartzite
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 26 7/8 x 16 5/16 x 18 1/8 in. (68.3 x 41.5 x 46 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 39.602
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Block Statue of Senwosret-senebefny, ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E. Quartzite, 26 7/8 x 16 5/16 x 18 1/8 in. (68.3 x 41.5 x 46 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 39.602. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (80%)