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Doppelstatue des ›Vorstehers der Goldbergwerke des Amun‹ Wersu und seiner Gemahlin Sat-Ra
  • Egypt
  • Doppelstatue des ›Vorstehers der Goldbergwerke des Amun‹ Wersu und seiner Gemahlin Sat-Ra, 18. Dynastie, Amenophis II., 1426–1400 v. Chr.

  • Double Statue of the ›Foreman of Amun’s Gold Mine‹ Wersu and His Consort Sat-Ra
  • Limestone
  • 48,5 x 25 x 20,3 cm
  • Donation of Mrs. Kommerzienrat Hischland in 1926
  • Inv. KPL 4
  • CommentaryThe double statue of the supervisor of the Amun Wersu gold mine and his wife Sat-Ra from the New Kingdom is one of the most important objects in the collection because of its inscriptions. Apart from prayers for the dead, the stonemason carved in the stone extensive threats against anyone desecrating the grave. There it is written: »…offerings that the king gives and Osiris, lord of Busiris, the great god, lord of Abydos, may he give offerings for the dead of bread, beer, ox meat, geese, cakes, clothes, make-up and all things good and pure which a god lives from, and the drinking of water at the watering hole of the river…whoever enters my site, damages my chapel or removes my corpse…he should have no satisfaction in life. He should receive no water in the underworld, his soul should be destroyed for ever. This country is great and has no borders: So do for yourself what I have done, as a soul benefits from what it has done.« The statue probably comes from Koptos (Qift), a former gold mine site and can be dated to the period of the reign of Amenophis II (1424-1400 B.C.) for stylistic reasons.
  • Provenance1926, Privatbesitz Norwich
    1926, Frau Kommerzienrat Hirschland
    1926, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 4,589
  • Obj_Internet_S: Highlight
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Archaeology, Global Art, Applied Arts
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 185
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Alte, außereuropäische und angewandte Kunst
  • Obj_Title1_S: Doppelstatue des ›Vorstehers der Goldbergwerke des Amun‹ Wersu und seiner Gemahlin Sat-Ra
  • Obj_Title2_S: Double Statue of the ›Foreman of Amun’s Gold Mine‹ Wersu and His Consort Sat-Ra
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Doppelstatue des ›Vorstehers der Goldbergwerke des Amun‹ Wersu und seiner Gemahlin Sat-Ra Double Statue of the ›Foreman of Amun’s Gold Mine‹ Wersu and His Consort Sat-Ra Doppelstatue des ›Vorstehers der Goldbergwerke des Amun‹ Wersu und seiner Gemahlin Sat-Ra
  • Obj_Dating_S: 18. Dynastie, Amenophis II., 1426–1400 v. Chr.
  • Jahr von: -1,426
  • Jahr bis: -1,400
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: KPL 4
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: KPL 0004
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Sculpture
  • Obj_Crate_S: 48,5 x 25 x 20,3 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Limestone
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Limestone
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Donation of Mrs. Kommerzienrat Hischland in 1926
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
    Photo: Hans Hansen, Hamburg 2009
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1926, Privatbesitz Norwich
1926, Frau Kommerzienrat Hirschland
1926, Museum Folkwang, Essen