Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah

Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Stelephorous statue of Mery-Ptah
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Description:

Stelephorous statue of Ptahmeri, high-priest of the god Amun and royal official. He wears a long bag-tunic with short sleeves and has a beard and hair in the style of the 18th Dynasty. He is kneeling on both knees and is holding a round-topped stela in front of him with both hands. This stela is inscribed with a prayer to the sun god. At the top of the stela is a sun-disk flanked by two uraei; the uraeus to the left wears the white crown of Upper Egypt to symbolise the goddess Nekhbet and the uraeus to the right wears the red crown of Lower Egypt to symbolise the goddess Wadjet. Between the two uraei is the symbol for the lord of heaven. This group of symbols is between two udjat-eyes and below are seven horizontal lines of hieroglyphs.
The statue was brightly painted as can be seen on the head and limbs.


Source: 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 68-69
Relational references:
Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 179 Vogelsang-Eastwood, G. 1993. Pharaonic Egyptian clothing. Leiden: Brill.
Notes:
Probably from Thebes.
Object details
Type of object: statuette
Type category: Sculpture in the round
Material: Limestone
Width: 151 mm
Height: 310 mm
Depth: 202 mm
Origin
Style/Period: statuette
Date range: 1540 - 1292 BCE
Discovery site: statuette
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Personal name: -
Role: -
Culture: Egyptian
Record data
Artworld id: 00008
Current accession number: -
Former accession number: N508
Credit line: -
Recorded by: LW
Record date: Mon, 5th Nov 2001
Copyright: Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved