Statue of the Overseer of Stonemasons Senbebu and Family
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 12
- ca. 1981–1802 B.C.
- From Egypt; Probably originally from Southern Upper Egypt, Elephantine
- H. 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.); W. 30 cm (11 13/16 in.); D. 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Dodge Fund, 1956
- Accession Number:
Senbebu, the central figure of this group, was an overseer of stonemasons, a title indicating that he supervised quarrying and/or stonecutting, professions also held by his father and son. Abetib on the left was likely Senbebu’s wife, while Peryt on the right was either another wife or perhaps a sister-in-law. During the Middle Kingdom, mid-level officials such as Senbebu were increasingly able to commission commemorative monuments of respectable quality.