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Statuette of the Overseer of Priests Ameny

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Date:
ca. 1981–1802 B.C.
Geography:
Probably from Fayum; From Egypt
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.); W. 15.2 cm (6 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
66.99.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 106
The inscription on this statuette identifies an overseer of priests named Ameny whose father was named Nebankh. The offering text mentions the god Sobek of Shedet, suggesting that the statuette is from the Fayuum area where this god was worshipped.
Previously owned by Dikran Kelekian (d. 1952). Purchased by Albert Gallatin from Khalil Rabenou, 1955. Gallatin Collection purchased by the Metropolitan Museum from Mr. Gallatin's estate, 1966.

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