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Statue of Bakenkhonsu II

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Statue of Bakhenkhonsu II wearing a leopard skin cloak and carrying a standard topped by a ram head with sun disk, the symbol of Amen. His attire identifies him as a priest of this deity, as does the inscription on the back pillar. The base of this statue was identified in Egypt in 1974.


Probably from Thebes. 1907: purchased for the MFA in Luxor by Joseph Lindon Smith. Contributed to the MFA collection on November 14, 1907. (Accession Date: November 14, 1907)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III, 1187–1156 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Thebes (Luxor), Egypt


height x widthx depth: 37.5 x 14.0 x 14.0 cm (14 3/4 x 5.5 x 5.5 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World