Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Still No Sign of Amenia

Here we have the last pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty Horemheb with what is suspected to be his first wife Amenia. The statue was found in a chapel of the tomb of the pharaoh at Saqqara in the 1970s by the Anglo-Dutch Mission. Reliefs and statuary from the tomb complex are highly prized by a number of European museums who acquired their pieces in the first half of the 19th century.

As you can see by the photo below sometime after its collection the statue was mutilated with the successful removal of Amenia's head and torso by thieves the remains of the statue is in the Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art.

I try to run this plea for her return once a year she may no longer be white she may have been painted to disguise her and or had some of the base of the torso removed to shorten her appearance wherever she is it is time for her to come home if she is badly damaged she can be restored by the expert restorers at the museum. Amenia is not the only item missing visit Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities site to find out more.


Photos courtesy of the Supreme Council of Antiquities
Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art

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