Description Two provincial governors are shown prostrate before a higher authority. A third governor was once between them, but both his figure and his name have been removed. This unique sculpture must have been combined with the statue of a god or king. It is possible that the work was once part of a larger group that may have shown all the provincial governors of Upper and Lower Egypt. The removal of the middle figure may either have been a "damnatio memoriae" to destroy the commemoration of the depicted person, or to replace his image by the figure of another person.
|4/25/2002||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
- I Faraoni (The Pharaohs). Palazzo Grassi, Venice. 2002-2003.
- Senusret III. The conquering Pharaoh. Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, Lille. 2014-2015.
- Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2015-2016.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription, Translation, proper left and proper right] The hatj-a (governor or nomarch, mayor] Hat-ankh, born of Sat-wsret. The hatj-a Nakht the Elder, born of Maket. [From Schulz and Seidel, 'Egyptian Art: The Walters Art Museum,' 2009, p. 42]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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