Inv. n°: MMoCA706

Grey Granite Bust of a Treasurer of the Temple of Amun

High-Ranking Official, Treasurer of the Temple of Amun, Oversser of Works in the Temple of Amun (name lost) Translation of the inscriptions: - An offering of the king gives to Nefertum-Horus-Hekenu in order that he gives thousands of bread and beer - to the ka of the eye (the controller) of the Master of the Two Lands (and of) his ka, the overseer of all craftsmen…. - to the ka of the one who has been chosen from the rekhyt (common people) by his majesty, the one who is fulfilling all kind of work for… - to the ka of the one who is filling the ears of Horus (the Pharaoh) with truth, the overseer of works in the House of Gold of Amun… - to the ka of the one with whom one is satisfied in the entire land, the overseer of the House of Silver of Amun…. - to the ka of the one who is collecting taxes of the Two Lands, the overseer of the Two Houses of Gold of Amun, the overseer of the Two Houses of Electrum of Amun…

h. 44 x w. 21 cm

Late New Kingdom to early third Intermediate Period, c. 1100 BC

Granite

Provenance

  • Ex collection of Mrs Raymonde Fonteyn, Brussels, Belgium
  • Thence by descent and sold to Galerie Harmhakis, Brussels, Belgium
  • Acquired at Galerie Harmakhis, Brussels, Belgium, 21st March 2011

Publications

  • La Semaine des Spectacles, 2011-2012, supplément no.2034, p. 27
  • P. Clayton, "Ancient Egypt" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, 2011, p. 42, fig. 14
  • M. Merrony, Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins. La Collection Famille Levett, 2012, pp. 14 and 16

Exhibitions

  • TEFAF, Maastricht, Netherlands, 2011 — 2011
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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