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STATUE OF QUEEN  AMANIMALEL

STATUE OF QUEEN AMANIMALEL


Granite.
Height. 141 cm, Width. 50 cm, Depth. 48 cm.
Provenance : Djébel Barkal, temple B 700, trench A.
Harvard University - MFA Boston Expedition, April 1916, No. inv. 16-4-26.
Napatine period, 643-623 B.C.
Khartum National Museum, No 1843.


The statue of the wife of King Sensamanisken, slightly smaller than life-size, is one of the chefs-d'oeuvre of the Kingdom Of Napata. It integrates a type of ancient Egyptian statuary into an independant stylistic concept so perfectly that one can draw an artistic parallel identical with that linking the Greek Kouros to its formal model, the Egyptian statue, in its striding position.




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