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Schist statue of Tutankamun usurped by Horemheb: this fine statue of a king in the Amarna style bears the prenomen of Tutankhamun incised at the centre of the belt of the royal kilt. He carries a standard in his left hand on which are the remains of an incised text. This text begins with the Horus name of Tutankhamun and also contains a cartouche which has been erased. The back pillar was presumably inscribed at first with the name and epithets of Tutankhamun, but his cartouche has been erased and replaced by the prenomen of Horemheb which has been only partially written and faces the wrong way. The inscriptions which replace the original text are exceedingly crude. There is a further erasure at the bottom of the surviving part of the inscription where the nomen should have been, but there does not appear to have been any attempt to replace it. Only the torso and the upper part of the left leg remain and the surviving part has been badly chipped. Most of the standard has been lost.
Height: 31.50 centimetres (object only)
Height: 35.50 centimetres (with base (4cm))
Weight: 7.10 kilograms
Width: 11 centimetres (base only)
Width: 12.50 centimetres (object only - at shoulders)
Depth: 14.20 centimetres (base)
Depth: 12.50 centimetres (object only)
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
E. A. Wallis Budge 'A Guide to the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Egyptian Rooms, and the Coptic Room' (London, 1922), 126 (no. 58);
H. R. H. Hall, 'Journal of Egyptian Archaeology' 14 (1928), 75-6;
R. Hari, 'Horemheb et Moutnedjmet' (Geneva, 1965), 278-9;
B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' VIII (Oxford: Clarendon Press), 57.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008/9 Oct-Feb, Geneva, Musee d'art et d'histoire, Akhenaten.
2009 Feb-Jun, Turin, Palazzo Bricherasio, Akhenaten
- Fair; only the torso and the upper part of the left leg remain and the surviving part has been badly chipped. Most of the standard has been lost.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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