- Museum number
Red granite seated statue of Sobekemsaf I; eyes originally inlaid; cartouches on front of throne; apotropaic motif on rear; beard and nemes damaged; feet and plinth restored.
Height: 164 centimetres
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
See PM viii, p. 41 [PM IV: 30].
Published: HTBM Part 5: Plate 12
BM OP no.28 p.1, 21, 29 (subject of paper), plates 1-15
Nicholson and Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge 2000), p. 36;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 114-5.
See Delange, RdE 56 (2005), 196, fig. 1, publication of a page of Mariette's unpublished mss notes.
This statue was evidently found by Mariette at Karnak in February 1860; it would appear that the inscription and a confused account of its appearance appeared in Mariette, Karnak, 45 (17), pl. 8m--which has led it to be called a statue of Kamose (?). Mariette's mss indicate it went into the possession of Maunier (see Acquisition).
- On display (G4/B18)
- fair - feet and plinth restored
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- See Davies, OP28, 1 for a description of some of the attributed history of the piece before ending up with the dealer in Cairo.
From Mariette's papers (see comments), it would appear that from Karnak it went into the collection of the French consular agent and antiquities dealer Maunier; did M sell it on when he retired to France?
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.871 (Birch Slip Number)