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Double Statue of Amenhotep the Second and Goddess Meretseger
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King Amenhotep the Second wanted a statue providing him with the protection of the cobra goddess Meretseger, the "One who loves the Silence."

In order to reduce the danger of the cobra, it is identified with the goddess Hathor of the West, by wearing her crown consisting of two horns of the cow and the sun disk.

Hathor received the dead and provided them with food in the underworld. This aspect of the goddess would give extra protection to the king.

In front of the cobra, the king is depicted in the standing attitude with the left leg forward. He wears the white crown of Upper Egypt adorned with the royal cobra on the forehead and the starched royal kilt.

Dimensions:  Height 150 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Sculpted

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Granite
Type Type

Type:

Statue
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Karnak
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Created: 

18th Dynasty
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