Block Statue of Teti


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 July 2016
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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).

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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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