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Statuette of Huwebenef

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18, early
Reign:
reign of Ahmose I–Thutmose II
Date:
ca. 1550–1479 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Hall (C), burial 24, inside coffin, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 35 cm (13 3/4 in); w. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in); d. 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.1414a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Like other early New Kingdom statues, Huwebenef has a slender body, delicate features, and unusually large eyes. The statuette has a separate wooden base with a funerary inscription by Huwebenef's father, Djehuty. The statuettes of the child Amenemhab (26.7.1413a, b) and Huwebenef were found inside the coffin of a woman presumed to have been their mother.
Excavated by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1911. Acquired by Carnarvon in the division of finds. Carnarvon Collection, 1911–1926. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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