About this object

Statuette of a striding man, in basalt. Incised with two lines of a vertical inscription down the back pillar. The inscription names the prince, mayor, royal acquaintance and herald of the King, Ankhenmer, and the appeal to the living names the god Wepwawet of Asyut, as follows: 'every priest and every wab priest who enters the temple of Wepwawet Lord of Asyut and sees this statue...'. Ankhenmer wears a wide shoulder length wig or headcloth, which falls straight on to his shoulders. His rounded brows are modelled in relief, defining with cheek-bone and nose a deeply excavated eye-socket. Broken off at the ankles.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    About 1720 - 1650 BC (Dynasty 13)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Puchased from Sotheby & Co Auction House
  • Collector
    Liverpool Museum
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    255 mm x 94 mm
  • Note
    There are no details recorded about the provenance prior to it being purchased in 1966.
  • Related people
    Liverpool City Museum (Collector); Sotheby's (Previous owner)

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Previous owners

  • Sotheby's

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1966
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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