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Sitting Statue of Kaemsenu (?)

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 5
Reign:
reign of Niuserre
Date:
ca. 2420–2389 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Saqqara, Teti Pyramid Cemetery, NW, Kaemsenu tomb probably, Firth, Egyptian Antiquities Service
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
66 cm (26 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1926
Accession Number:
26.9.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
This seated statue and a larger standing one (26.9.2) were found adjacent to the tomb of the priest Kaemsenu and probably depict this man (for the priest Kaemsenu and for his tomb, see 26.9.1). Unusually, this statue was carved from one single piece of wood.
Excavated by Firth and Gunn for the Egyptian Government 1921-22. Purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art fromt he Egyptian Government, 1926.

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