Statue of Roy Chanting the Solar Hymn Written on His Stela
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Amenhotep II
- ca. 1427–1400 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
- Limestone, paint
- H. 31.5 × w. 16.3 × d. 19 cm (12 3/8 × 6 7/16 × 7 1/2 in. )
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
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The scribe Roy holds a stela inscribed with a hymn to the sun god Re. Roy also served as steward of a temple dedicated to a queen whose name is not given. Her title "king's great wife" identifies her as her husband's most important queen.
Roy is kneeling with his hands raised, a standard pose of worship and the statue should probably be understood as a representation of Roy reciting the text on the stela.