Group Statue of Itu, Henutweret & Son

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Liana Miate
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published on 12 May 2017
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Statue of Itu, a priest, and his wife Henutweret. The smaller figure between them is their son Neferhebef. Mid-18th Dynasty (about 1400 BCE). Thebes, Egypt. From The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

The statue reflects the importance of the family in ancient Egypt. Itu's skin is painted red, following the artistic tradition for men, while his wife has yellow skin, conventional for women.

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About the Author

Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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