Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Minister of Antiquities announced the discovery of two Ramesside statues in Armant temple

Spotted on the Petrie Museum Facebook page - New discovery:
"The Minister of Antiquities announced the discovery of two
Ramesside statues in Armant temple by the mission of IFAO and
University of Montpellier. The first statue is limestone and of a temple scribe called Imen Hep. The other one is diorite rock of a high priest.
According to Ali El Asfar, Vice director of the Ancient Egyptian
antiquities department. The first statue is 69cm height, 48cm width
showing the high priest in a worshipping position on his knees carrying an offering table holding two Falcon heads representing God Montu.
The second statue is 92 cm height and 62 cm width shows the scribe sitting and between his hands, on his lap, a sarcophagus and niche which has a statue of God Montu inside holding an Ankh. The sides of the niche show different scenes of one of the family members of the statue owner. The sides of the statue show a repeated scene of a woman holding ritual tools." (from the EEF list)
The photo is from the website of IFAO's Centre Franco-Egyptien d’Etude des Temples de Karnak (thanks to Kara Cooney for the link). Go there for more photos and report in French.


Découverte de deux statues de dignitaires égyptiens sur le site d’Ermant, Haute Egypte « CFEETK – Centre Franco-Égyptien d'Étude des Temples de Karnak – CSA / USR 3172 CNRS

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