King Horemheb with Amun-Ra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 22 July 2016

The inscriptions identify the headless king as Horemheb and the larger god as Amnu-Ra, here shown in his fertility aspect. The deity's phallus, now lost, was made separately. The statue was perhaps usurped from Tutankhamun, whose short reign had mostly been steered by Horemheb as regent and commander-in-chief. Numerous temple statues, particularly of Amun-Ram, were made at this time to replace those destroyed during the iconoclasm of Akhenaten's reign. 18th Dynasty, reign of Horemheb, circa 1323-1295 BCE, possibly usurped from Tutankhamun (circa 1336-1327 BCE). Probably from the temple of Amun-Ra at Thebes, Karnak, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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