Teti, who held many official and priestly titles, sits on a mat. He wears a priest's leopard skin and sandals. The tail of the leopard lies beside his right foot. His right hand clasps a lotus flower, a symbol of rejuvenation. The hieroglyphic text is most notable for detailing Teti's ancestry. His grandfather and great-grandfather had been viceroy of Nubia. Teti's son, Hori, commissioned the statue, added his own name along the hem of the kilt and placed it in the temple of Karnak. 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose III, circa 1479-1425 BCE. From Thebes, Karnak, originally from the temple of Amun-Ra, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).