Ahmose, also known as Ruru
Middle Kingdom style influenced Eighteenth Dynasty royal and nonroyal sculpture and relief until the middle of the dynasty. This seated figure represents a man named Ahmose, who the inscription reveals was commonly known as Ruru. The artist depicted Ahmose in a wig and a cloack derived from Middle Kingdom prototypes. The short chin bread, wide eyes, and strongly arched brows, however, reflect the style of his own time.
- Medium: Graywacke
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1478-1458 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 15 x 5 1/4 x 7 1/2in. (38.1 x 13.4 x 19cm) (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: 61.196
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Ahmose, also known as Ruru, ca. 1478-1458 B.C.E. Graywacke, 15 x 5 1/4 x 7 1/2in. (38.1 x 13.4 x 19cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 61.196. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Seated cloaked figure with striated wig and plain beard. Single column of inscription down front center, six columns on each side of the seat, and two columns down the back pillar. All cartouches of Hatshepsut erased and replaced by those of Thutmose I. Front of base, which was inscribed, is lost.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)