Statue of Nebhepetra


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 22 July 2016
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This serpentine statue comes from the lost tomb of Nebhepetra. It shows him in prayer, with arms extended. The long inscriptions on his robe and on the back pillar reveal an extraordinary career as a lector and a guard. 12th Dynasty, probably reign of Senwosret III, circa 1874-1855 BCE. Probably from Western Thebes, Egypt. This is a new acquisition; acquired with support from the Art Fund and the Wolfson Foundation, 2014. (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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