|Title||statuette of Senwosret|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Artist||Senwosret I/Sesostris I/Kheperkare, King
Senwosret, Overseer Of Priests
|Date||1938 - 1756 BCE|
|Description||Basalt statuette of Senwosret, seated on a cube representing a throne. His arms are crossed, with his left palm flat against his chest and a double sash clasped in his right hand. He wears a long garment and a tripartite wig.
There are three perpendicular lines of hieroglyphs facing to the right on the right hand side of the throne and three perpendicular lines facing to the left on the left hand side. Down the back pillar on the reverse of the statuette, there is one column of hieroglyphs facing to the right.
Circa 1875 BCE.
|Description Source||Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 60-62|
|Id Number Former Accession||N501|
|Inscription||Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on right
Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on left
Egyptian, hieroglyphic, incised on back
|Location Creation Site||Misr, Upper Egypt, Governorate of Giza (including Memphis), El-Lisht|
|Location Current Repository||The Oriental Museum|
|Location Former Repository||æ|
|Subject||sculpture in the round, statuette, costume, votive, inscription, man|
|Measurements||79 x 235 x 135 mm|
|Context||Senwosret was the Overseer of Priests in five temples dedicated to Wadjet, Hathor, Anubis, Min and Khnum. He was also mayor of the city of the Horizon of King Senwosret I at El-Lisht.
This statuette probably originally stood in the king's funerary temple at El-Lisht.
|Relation References||Bourriau, J. 1988. Pharaohs and mortals: Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 28-29
Gomáa, F. 1984. in SAK 11, p. 107-112, pls. 2-3
Rice, M. 1999. Who’s Who in Ancient Egypt. London: Routledge, p. 185
|Rights||Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|
|Style Period||Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty|