Seated Statue of the Steward Sehetepibreankh

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 110

This statue is an example of the most common type of human representation made during the early Middle Kingdom (ca. 2000–1900 B.C.). It is patterned on depictions of the king (see 25.6), and thus proclaims that Sehetepibreankh spent his life in the service and as a true delegate of the king. The statue once stood in Sehetepibreankh's tomb in a place where family and friends could bring offerings and say prayers.

Seated Statue of the Steward Sehetepibreankh, Limestone

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