Statue of Sobekhotep



The lower part of a statue belonging to Sebekhotep (sbk- Htp) General, ‘honoured by Nemty’, made from limestone with some pigment remaining. The legs from the thighs down and one hand are all that remain of the figure, which is seated on a block that has been inscribed. Sobekhotep was an important local noble and his title includes overseer of the department of tenants of the Great House and commander of the armies. Figures of his sons have been carved in sunk relief on the sides of the chair, the limestone retains traces of it's original colour - reddish pink on the legs and blue in the inscription. The statue was probably made to be placed in a chamber of Sobekhotep's rock tomb. In the scene on the right side of the block two standing figures are depicted - a man and a woman. The woman wears an ankle length tunic, a broad collar, bracelets and a short, curly wig. In her left hand she holds a lotus flower to her nose. Next to her and facing right is a man wearing a short pleated kilt, collar, short wig and holding a long staff in his left hand. Text is written around the figures in both vertical and horizontal bands. On the left side of the chair is depicted a single male figure. He is shown striding forward, left leg first, with a long staff in his right hand. He is wearing a short, plain kilt and a shoulder length wig. Vertical columns of text are before him but are not in registers. There is a column of text between his legs and feet; and a line of text on the top of the base, in front of the toes.