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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA53890

  • Description

    Limestone figure of king Nebhepetra Mentuhotep wearing the double crown; eyes inlaid; traces of painted and gilded detail; round-topped plinth behind inscribed on the back with four columns of blue Hieroglyphic text including cartouches of Mentuhotep II; leg-section lost.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 24.2 centimetres
    • Width: 11 centimetres
    • Depth: 9.5 centimetres
    • Weight: 2.8 kilograms
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        back-plinth
  • Curator's comments

    Published:
    Im Zeichen des Mondes, Munich 1999, p.114 [65].

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2008, 3 Mar-20 Jul, Cankarjev Dom, Slovenia, Pharaonic Renaissance.
    2008, 4 Aug-9 Nov. Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, Renaissance in Pharaonic Egypt.
    2011 Jul–Sept, Newcastle, Great North Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
    2012 Oct–Jan, Dorchester, Dorset County Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
    2012 Feb–June, Leeds City Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
    2012 Jul-Oct, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
    2012 Nov– Feb 2013, Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt
    2013 Mar–Aug, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery , Pharaoh: King of Egypt
    2013, 25 Oct- 2014, 15 Feb, Wuhan, Hubei Provincial Museum, Pharaoh: King of Egypt, PROMISED

  • Condition

    incomplete - leg section lost

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    27 November 2008

    Treatment proposal

    Light clean. Improve fills. Remove onject number and position in more suitable place on object. Mount on card and improve base.

    Condition

    The object was structurally sound. The surface has traces of original pigment and some very small gilded areas. There is a fine layer of dust over the surface.

    Treatment details

    Where necessary the gilding was consolidated with Primal AC33 (acrylic). The object was then dry cleaned with a soft brush and vacuum. The fills were improved using a wash of Rowney's Cryla colours (acrylic). The object was then mounted on card and the base was repainted in a more sympathetic colour with Rowney Cryla.

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1914

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA53890

  • Registration number

    1914,0509.19

Limestone figure of king Nebhepetra Mentuhotep wearing the double crown; eyes inlaid; traces of painted and gilded detail; round-topped plinth behind inscribed on the back with four columns of blue Hieroglyphic text including cartouches of Mentuhotep I; leg-section lost.

Limestone figure of king Nebhepetra Mentuhotep wearing the double crown; eyes inlaid; traces of painted and gilded detail; round-topped plinth behind inscribed on the back with four columns of blue Hieroglyphic text including cartouches of Mentuhotep I; leg-section lost.

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