Block Statue of Senwosret-senebefny
Middle Kingdom, late XII Dynasty,(ca. 1836-1759 B.C.E.)
Quartzite, 26 7/8 x 16 5/16 x 18 1/8 in. (68.3 x 41.5 x 46 cm)
Brooklyn #39.602, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund

"Block statues show their subjects (almost always male) seated on the ground with their knees drawn to their chest and their limbs and torso usually enveloped in a cloak. This surface provided much space for inscriptions, which identify this man as Senwosret-senebnefny and the small female figure as Itneferuseneb. Their relationship is not specified, but she was probably his wife. The inscription also invokes the funerary deity, Ptah-Soker. This statue is dated by its style to the reign of Senwosret III, or perhaps his successor, Amunemhat III. The features of these kings are reflected in the face of their subject." (From Brooklyn Museum website)

Photo © Joan Ann Lansberry, May 2012-2016