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Limestone figure of Hati: a block figure squatting on a cushion with figures of Onuris-Shu and Mekhit in front of it. There are several lines of incised text.
Diameter: 29.50 centimetres
Height: 41 centimetres
Width: 25.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The titles of Hati would appear to indicate that he held office in the temple of Onuris at Thinis, probably the site of Nag el-Mashayikh (B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' V (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 28-9). A temple of Ramesses III is attested there, and one of Hati's titles indicates that there was a construction of Ramesses II at Thinis as well. This statue may have come from Thinis or possibly Abydos where objects bearing references to Thinis have been found (B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' V (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 67-8, 74).
'British Museum Quarterly' 5, 19;
K.A. Kitchen, 'Ramesside Inscriptions' 7 (Oxford: Blackwell Press), p169;
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' VIII (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 613;
Johnson, in M. L. Bierbrier (ed.), 'Portraits and masks : burial customs in Roman Egypt' (London, 1997), p.103 [pl. 41.2];
R. Schulz, 'Die Entwicklung und Bedeutung des Kuboiden Statuentypus', 34 (1992). [pl.99,c] and Volume 33 p.387.
- Not on display
- This statue is in an extremely poor state of preservation and has suffered much damage both before and after its acquisition. The head is now almost lost, and the figure of Mehit and the accompanying inscription have undergone further deterioration since the statue was initially photographed. The statue is severely cracked along both sides with loss to the inscriptions and has been repaired in modern times. The lower back pillar is also damaged.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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