History Egyptian Nebwenenef, High Priest of Amun Artifact Sculpture Statue 12" www.Neo-Mfg.com
Size: 12" x 8" wide
Nebwenenef, high priest of Amun, can be dated rather precisely to the first fifteen years in the reign of Ramses II (1290-24 BCE) because it is recorded in the priest's tomb that he was identified by an oracle of the god Amun and installed in that high office in the first year of his king's rule.
Inscribed, right shoulder: Cartouche of Ramesses II
Inscribed, on back pillar: [Translated: ....his son, to (?), the bark of Sokar [which is] in the necropolis, that they may give...[every good and pure thing] | upon which the gods live; and to receive the provisions which come forth before those who are in //// | [and to drink the water from the banks] of the river according to desire, and breath the breath...
(Translation by Emily Teeter, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago,1991)]
Date between 1290 and 1275 BCE
probably from Theban Tomb 157, the Tomb of Nebwenenef.
Medium Black granite
Dimensions Overall (object only): 14 5/8 × 11 × 7 7/8 inches (37.1 × 27.9 × 20 cm)
Last photo shows the original on display in the Detroit Institute art Museum
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