Statue of Governor Montuemhat

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 July 2016

Montuemhat kneels behind a stela, raising his hands in worship. The damaged top left of the stela shows him likewise, adorning the sun-god Atum-Khepri. A hymn below describes Atum's sunset into the netherworld. A matching statue, now in Cairo, bears a hymn to the sun at sunrise. Both must have come form the Governor's giant tomb. Montuemhat ruled from Thebes over upper Egypt, first as a vassal of the Kushite kings. He switched loyalty as Psamtek I of Sais phased out all foreign domination by Assyria and Kush. Late 25th to early 26th Dynasty, circa 700-650 BCE. From the tomb of Montuemhat at Western Thebes, Asasif, Egypt.

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, July 18). Statue of Governor Montuemhat. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5346/statue-of-governor-montuemhat/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Governor Montuemhat." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 18, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5346/statue-of-governor-montuemhat/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Governor Montuemhat." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jul 2016. Web. 06 Feb 2023.

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