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cartouche

an elliptical symbol encircling the inscribed birth and coronation names of the king

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Statue of Senenmut and Neferure
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More than 20 statues depicting Senenmut, the most favored and influential person during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut, were found in the Karnak cache. Eight of them portray Senenmut with Princess Neferure, the daughter of Queen Hatshepsut.

This statue shows the nobleman with the features of a young man: full cheeks in a smooth round face, wide-open eyes with long lashes executed in relief, large ears, and a small, straight, full mouth.

As Senenmut was her tutor, the princess' head emerges from his mantle. An indication of her position as heiress to the throne, the child wears her hair in the pleated tress characteristic of royal children, ornamented with the uraeus. Her name, inscribed within a cartouche next to her head, is preceded by the title "god's wife," most probably Amun-Re.

This honorary and religious title began to be born by unmarried princesses from now on and was wide spread in the Late Period.

The sides of the statue were ideal for a long text, listing Senenmut's numerous titles and functions in connection with the palace and with the cult of Amun.

Dimensions:  Height 130 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: 

1904 AD
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Senenmut
Senenmut

Neferure
Neferure

Kneeling Statue of Senenmut
Kneeling Statue of Senenmut

Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple

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