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    Granodiorite block-statue of Amenhotep; eleven rows of text at front; plain back-pillar.

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    • Height: 73.7 centimetres
    • Width: 33 centimetres
    • Depth: 43.2 centimetres
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  • Curator's comments

    PM V: p. 43.
    Petrie, Abydos II: 36, 45, pls.32.11 and 36.2.
    HTBM Part 5: Plate 38. R. Schulz, Die Entwicklung und Bedeutung des Kuboiden Statuentypus, 34 (1992). [pl.97] and Volume 33 p.374.

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    Treatment date

    18 April 1990

    Treatment proposal

    Repair plaster fillet around base.


    The filling to the base has been damaged.

    Treatment details

    The fill was repaired with Polyfilla. Retouched with Cryla acrylic paint to match the object.

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    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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Granodiorite block-statue of Amenhotep; eleven rows of text at front; plain back-pillar.



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