Stelophorous statue of Nentowaref

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II
1426–1400 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 41 x 26 x 15.2 cm (16 1/8 x 10 1/4 x 6 in.)

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Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World



Kneeling statue of Nentowaref, with his hands raised in a gesture of adoration. The stele resting on his knees is inscribed with a hymn to the sun god Re. Nentowaref wears a plain wig and long, belted skirt, which trails on the ground beneath his legs. His facial features resemble those in representations of Amenhotep II, the pharaoh under whom Nentowaref served.


By 1986: with Galerie Uraeus, Paris (said to have been in a British private collection); 1986: purchased by the MFA from Galerie Uraeus.

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund, William S. Smith Fund, Horace and Florence B. Mayer Fund and Frank B. Bemis Fund