<em>Kneeling Statue of Senenmut</em>, ca. 1478-1458 B.C.E. Granite, 18 9/16 x 6 7/8 x 9 7/16 in. (47.2 x 17.4 x 23.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 67.68. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.68_SL1.jpg)

Kneeling Statue of Senenmut

Medium: Granite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1478-1458 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 18 9/16 x 6 7/8 x 9 7/16 in. (47.2 x 17.4 x 23.9 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 67.68

Image: 67.68_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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 Senemut's 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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