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Seneb, block statue of Seneb


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Title block statue of Seneb
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Seneb
Date 1630 - 1532 BCE
Description Block statue of Seneb, squatting on the ground with his legs tucked up to his body. His feet can be seen protruding from under a long-sleeved garment and his arms are crossed with palms flat on his knees. There are five rows of hieroglyphs on the front of the statue, in dedication to Osiris.
The statue would have been brightly painted; some paint still remains on the face, hands and feet and also on the hieroglyphs.
Description Source Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 63-64
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession N503
Inscription Egyptian, hieroglyphic, carved on front
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject sculpture in the round, statue, man, god, costume, inscription, votive
Measurements 22 x 40 x 23.9 cm
Relation References Ruffle, J. 1977. Heritage of the Pharaohs, Oxford: Phaidon Press, p.159, np.48
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period 2nd Intermediate Period, 16th Dynasty
Work Type statue
 
 

 

 

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