Pink granite, 17 3/4 in high (45.5cm)
Old Kingdom, Dynasties 4-5, ca. 2630-2400 BCE
Purchased in London, 1933, OIM 14054
Photo ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2010
(From museum info card):|
"The inscription on this statue of a man identified as Tcheneneti, records that he served as a confectioner (candy maker). Another monument of Tcheneneti from a later period in his career indicates that he was eventually promoted to the position of 'Overseer of Confectioners.'"
(From _Ancient Egypt: Treasures of the Oriental Institute_, by Emily Teeter, page 18):