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Fragment of a Statue of Haremhab bearing a standard

New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty 18
reign of Haremhab
ca. 1323–1295 B.C.
From Egypt; Probably from Middle Egypt, Hermopolis (Ashmunein; Khemenu)
l. 32 cm (12 5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
This fragment probably comes from a divine standard that was part of a standing statue of Haremhab, last king of Dynasty 18. The preserved inscription describes the king as "beloved of Thoth, Lord of Hermopolis, he who is in the midst of the Hare Nome." This suggests that the statue was made for the temple of Thoth at his cult center in Hermopolis (modern el-Ashmunein) which was capital of the ancient Egyptian province known as the Hare Nome.
Formerly MacGregor Collection; collection sold by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, MacGregor sale catalogue p. 201, lot 1557, 1922. Bequeathed to the museum by W. Gedney Beatty, 1941.

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