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Osiride Statue of King Mentuhotep III, re-inscribed for King Merenptah

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The pose of this life-sized statue of Mentuhotep III, with the arms folded across the chest, identifies the king with Osiris. His body is enveloped in a tightly fitting garment, reminiscent of a mummy's wrappings, from which only his hands protrude. A knee-length robe is barely visible beneath...

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Provenance

From Armant, temple of Montu. 1937: excavated by the Sir Robert Mond Expedition of the Egypt Exploration Society; 1938: given to the MFA in recognition of a contribution of $3,796 to the Robert Mond Expedition of the Egypt Exploration Society. (Accession Date: September 8, 1938)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Society in recognition of a contribution to the Robert Mond Expedition from the Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, reign of Sankhkara Mentuhotep III, 2010–1998 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Armant, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 213 x 36.8 x 146.1 cm (83 7/8 x 14 1/2 x 57 1/2 in.) Weight: 254.92 kg (562 lb.)

Accession Number

38.1395

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture