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  • Description

    Naophorous schist statue of Amenhotep Wahibraheryut: a man with the old-fashioned name of Amenhotep stands holding a naos in which is a figure of the goddess Neith. He wears a bag wig and a long kilt that appears to be a length of heavy fabric, wrapped high under the arms and fastened by tucking in the ends, much as one fastens a bath towel. He has a handsome face but looks serious or even sad. His garment was presumably standard masculine attire in Amenhotep's day.


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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 41.3 centimetres
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  • Curator's comments

    See B. Porter & R. Moss, 'Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings' VIII (Oxford: Clarendon Press), p. 779.
    S. B. Shubert, 'Realistic Currents in Portrait Sculpture of the Saite and Persian Periods in Egypt' JSSEA 19 (Toronto, 1989), p. 38, pl. 19b.


  • Bibliography

    • Selim 1990 bibliographic details
    • Russmann 2001 132 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    2006-2007 6 Oct-18 Feb, Tokyo, National Museum of Nature and Science, Mummy: The Inside Story
    2007 17 Mar-17 Jun, Kobe City Museum, Mummy: The Inside Story

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  • Acquisition notes

    Lot 236 at 1901 sale.

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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Naophorous schist statue of Amenhotep  Wah-ib-ra-hry-wt.

Naophorous schist statue of Amenhotep Wah-ib-ra-hry-wt.

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