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Basalt figurine of the soldier Khnemu: E.500.1932

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Basalt figurine of the soldier Khnemu


Male figure, kneeling, wearing kilt and wig, inscribed. Khnemu was the son of Nemtyemhat. The face imitates that of the king.

Measurements and weight

Length: 19 cm
Width: 7 cm

Find spot

  • Atawla, near Asyut, Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1932) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Twelfth Dynasty
Thirteenth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
Circa -1985 - Circa 1773 -1773

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Carved : Polished

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.500.1932
Primary reference Number: 53204
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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