Quartzite block-statue of Senenmut: the text that covers his cloaked form and continues on the base contains the traditional offering formula and a long compendium of titles and laudatory epithets. It is clear that an unusual amount of care went into the composition of the inscription, with its wide prosopographical repertoire, and into its arrangement on the statue surface. The text on the body stresses Senenmut's relationship with Thutmose III. Even in the lines that refer to his role as tutor of the Princess Neferura she is identified as the daughter of Thutmose II, not of Hatshepsut. The inscriptions on the base, however, tell a different story. Here Hatshepsut dominates. Senenmut's body contours are slightly indicated, the elbows protrude from the matrix, and the forearms and hands are indicated in very low relief on the top of the cube. He wears a shoulder-length wig with undulating striations. His short beard, of the kind typically worn by officials, is punctuated by a series o… (See Merlin record for full description)
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