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BLOCK-STATUE FROM ROUYOU

BLOCK-STATUE OF ROUYOU


Limestone.
Height. 47.8 cm, length. 30 cm.
Provenance: Aniba, tomb S 66, adjacent well.
Expedition of Ernst von Sieglin in 1912.
New Empire, XIIIth dynasty, circa 1400 B.C.
Leipzig, Ägyptisches Museum, No. 6020.


At the start of the New Empire, the administration of the Nile Valley - once again occupied by Egypt all the way to Djebel Barkal - was placed in the hands of a Viceroy, called "Son of the King of Koush", who lived in Aniba (Lower Nubia). The limestone Block-Statue portrays, according to its hieroglyphic inscription, a "representative of the Son of the King", known as Rouyou.




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