Statue of Unknown 13th Dynasty King

Describes the following features:
  • 7th Pylon

  • Deals with the following topics:
  • Statuary and Stelae

  • Author(s): C. Zarnoch, E. Sullivan

    Description: The seated statue depicts an unknown Dynasty 13 king. The king, seated on a low throne, wears the royal or divine “false beard” and a nemes headdress with a central uraeus (a rearing snake). The large ears and weary facial expression point to an origin in the Middle Kingdom, when these attributes were adopted in royal statuary. This king may have ruled briefly in Dynasty 13 when numerous minor kings came to the throne in rapid succession.

    Provenance: North side of Pylon 7
    Person: Unknown
    Date: Dynasty 13, Middle Kingdom (1783-after 1640)
    Material: Red Granite
    Functional Comments:
    Dimensions: Unknown
    Current Location: In situ at Karnak Temple


    Porter, B. and R. Moss (1929). Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs, and paintings: The Theban temples. Vol. II. Oxford, Clarendon Press. pp. 53-54.