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Statue of Egyptian Priest Senemiah


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 December 2015
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The inscriptions on the sides identify the man as Senemiah, a priest of the Theban moon-god Khons, with the unsual phrase "he whose hands are pure when adorning his god," referring to the daily ritual in which the image of the god was given fresh food and clothing. This is a fine example of a type of small statue placed in tombs at this period, inscribed in clearly incised hieroglyphs with the formula requesting a share in the offering made by the king to the gods. Probably from Thebes, Egypt. Early 18th Dynasty, circa 1500 BCE. (National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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