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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
  • Description

    OBJECTS OF UNKNOWN PROVENANCE
    Dynasty 12–Early Dynasty 18
    ca. 1991–1504
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    Wooden statuette of an official named Nakhte and stone statuettes of a seated priest and five squatting officials; the inscribed limestone one belongs to Ameny and the black stone one had a painted label naming Amenemhat.

  • Provenance

    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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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
    MetPublications
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