Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Kneeling statue of Amenemopetemhat

Period:
Late Period, Saite
Dynasty:
Dynasty 26
Reign:
reign of Psamtik I
Date:
664–610 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Said to be from Memphite Region, Memphis (Mit Rahina), Temple of Ptah
Medium:
Meta-Greywacke
Dimensions:
H. including base 64 cm (25 3/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.2.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 123
Amenemope-em-hat was director of the Singers of the North and Overseer of the Singers of Amenemope. The second title was inherited from his father, whose equally fine statue has recently been discovered at Tanis, where there was a cult of Amenemope, a form of the god Amun. The first title implies wider authority.

Amenemope-em-hat holds before him the cult object of the cow-eared goddess Hathor. The proportions of this figure, its muscularity, and such details as the slanted ridges of the collarbone and the shallow depression down the center of the torso represent a conscious attempt in the Late Period to emulate the classic works of the Old and Middle Kingdoms.
Maurice Nahman, Luxor and Cairo; acquired in Egypt by the Museum in 1924.

Related Objects

Torso of a High General

Date: 4th century B.C. Medium: Meta-graywacke Accession: 1996.91 On view in:Gallery 128

God Horus Protecting King Nectanebo II

Date: 360–343 B.C. Medium: Meta-Greywacke Accession: 34.2.1 On view in:Gallery 128

Man Holding a Shrine Containing an Image of Osiris

Date: 5th–4th century B.C. Medium: Graywacke Accession: 25.2.10 On view in:Gallery 128

Face attributed to Ptolemy II Philadelphos or a contemporary

Date: 285–246 B.C. Medium: Graywacke Accession: 12.187.31 On view in:Gallery 134

Magical Stela (Cippus of Horus)

Date: 360–343 B.C. Medium: Meta-Greywacke Accession: 50.85 On view in:Gallery 128