My Visit My Collection Search Help
Language: Go
Text Version
Library Library
New Kingdom and Late Period Art

Tour

Professional Writers and Writing Materials

Collection of 11 Articles

Two Talented Officials

Article

Ancient Egyptian Scribes

Article

Glossary

Ptolemaic

The Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC. It was a Macedonian or Greek dynasty in origin.

scribe

someone who could read and write; a highly respected title in ancient Egyptian times

Send to a Friend Send to a Friend Add to My Collection Add to My Collection
Seated Statue of Amenhotep, Son of Hapu, as an Aged Man
  Click To Zoom

 
Listen ‫IBM Text-to-speech

This gray granite statue depicts the royal scribe and architect, Amenhotep, son of Hapu, who served in the court of King Amenhotep the Third.

Amenhotep, son of Hapu, a wise man, earned a great reputation and honor during his lifetime. He was privileged by the king to build his own mortuary temple at the West Bank of Thebes. This statue, along with another portraying him in his young age, were placed inside the temple of the god, Amun-Re, at Karnak to serve as intermediaries between the god and the visitors to the temple.

Amenhotep, son of Hapu, was later deified as the god of healing in the Ptolemaic period and a chapel was dedicated to him at Deir el-Bahari temple.

The statue depicts him as an aged man, and from the inscription engraved upon it, we learn that he had reached the age of 80 and wished to attain the wise age of 110.

Dimensions:  Height 142 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Hewn

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Granite
Type Type

Type:

Statue
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Karnak Cache
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

18th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1906 AD
Topics Topics

Topics:

Arts and Crafts
Architecture
Sculpture
Science
Medicine
Society and Culture
Religion and Spirituality
Beliefs
Sites & Museums Sites & Museums
Egyptian Museum
Connections Connections
Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple

Amenhotep, Son of Hapu
Amenhotep, Son of Hapu

About Eternal Egypt Eternal Egypt Screensaver Terms of Use Contact Us
© Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.