Statue of Roy

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 July 2016
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Roy, a well-known high-priest of Amun-Ra in Thebes, squats with his arms crossed on his knees. His long pleated robe was fashionable in the Ramesside period. The text on the back-pillar states that the statue was placed in the temple of Mut, the wife of Amun-Ra. Roy presents a large sistrum, a ritual rattle. This was linked to the cult of Hathor, whose cow-eared face is displayed. The sistrum was alos played for certain goddesses who assumed Hathoric aspects. 19th Dynasty, reign of Ramesses II to reign of Sety II, circa 1220-1200 BCE. From the temple of Mut at Thebes, Karnak, 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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, July 18). Statue of Roy. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5329/statue-of-roy/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Roy." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 18, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5329/statue-of-roy/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Roy." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jul 2016. Web. 31 Jul 2021.