<em>Senenmut</em>, ca. 1478-1458 B.C.E. Granodiorite with granite vein, 18 3/4 × 7 × 11 1/2 in., 67.5 lb. (47.6 × 17.8 × 29.2 cm, 30.62kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 67.68. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 67.68_threequarter_left_PS9.jpg)


Medium: Granodiorite with granite vein

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1478-1458 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 18 3/4 × 7 × 11 1/2 in., 67.5 lb. (47.6 × 17.8 × 29.2 cm, 30.62kg)



Accession Number: 67.68

Image: 67.68_threequarter_left_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Kneeling statue in dark grey granite representing Senenmut proferring symbol composed of the "ka" hieroglyph surmounted by a cobra with cow horns and sun disk, the whole forming a rebus of the name Makara, that of Hatshepsut. Senenmut wears a wide striated wig covering his shoulders, a short beard, and a kilt from the waist to just above the ankles. One line of text round base, one line on top of base left side, front, right side; three columns of text on back-pillar which ends on triangular top inclined toward back of Senemut's head. One column on left side of back pillar and one column on right side; cartouche of Makara on right upper arm. Condition: Figure perfect, but inscription shows erasures and slight damage in several places. Base chipped.

Brooklyn Museum