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.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 24.2 centimetres
- Width: 11 centimetres
- Depth: 9.5 centimetres
- Weight: 2.8 kilograms
Im Zeichen des Mondes, Munich 1999, p.114 .
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
incomplete - leg section lost
27 November 2008
Light clean. Improve fills. Remove onject number and position in more suitable place on object. Mount on card and improve base.
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.
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.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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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Object reference number: YCA59054
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