Statue of Prince Khaemwaset

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 24 July 2016

The prince holds two sacred standards. In his left hand is a fetish (sacred emblem) kept in Abydos and linked to Osiris. Atop the other stood figures of Osiris, Isis and Horus. Prayers on the back-pillar invoke Osiris. The text around the feet states that the statue was set up in the province of Tawer, no doubt in a temple at Abydos itself. Khaemwaset was high-priest of Ptah in Memphis. Intrigued by its past, he refurbished many Old Kingdom monuments, including pyramid complexes and a sun temple. 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II, circa 1279-1213 BCE. Purportedly from Asyut; originally from Abydos, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

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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