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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, el-Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Hall C, Burial 24, inside coffin, Carter/Carnarvon 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
  • Description

    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.

  • Provenance

    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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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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