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Reliefbruchstück aus dem heute verschollenen Grab des Generalissimus Ameneminet
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  • Reliefbruchstück aus dem heute verschollenen Grab des Generalissimus Ameneminet, Ende der 18. Dynastie, Haremhab, 1305–1292 v. Chr.

  • Relief Fragment from the Grave, Today Lost, of the Generalissimo Ameneminet
  • Lady with lotus bouquet and menit
  • Limestone
  • 63,5 x 37,5 x 5,3 cm
  • Acquired probably before 1915 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen
  • Inv. P 143
  • CommentaryThe depiction of a lady in a pleated robe with lotus bouquet and menit, a rattle and a cult symbol of the goddess Hathor, can be assigned to the Memphis grave of the Generalissimo Ameneminet because of its unconventional relief style. He succeeded Haremhab, the last king of the 18th dynasty, as the highest military and administrative official and thus belongs to one the most prominent families of the 18th dynasty under Ramses II. Numerous blocks such as this piece found their way into various European museums at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century from a grave in Saqqara (south of Cairo) which has not yet been rediscovered. The recently accredited fragment is of the highest artistic quality. In the style of the immediate post Amarna period, it complements the stone blocks already known with its depiction of the highest administrative official under King Haremhab (1305 [1319] – 1292 B.C.).
  • Provenance1914 - 1922, Kauf in Luxor bei Mohammed Mohasseb oder in Kairo bei Maurice Nahman durch Gertrud Osthaus, Museum Folkwang, Hagen
    1922, Kauf, Museum Folkwang, Essen
  • Obj_Id: 8,395
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • 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: Reliefbruchstück aus dem heute verschollenen Grab des Generalissimus Ameneminet
  • Obj_Title2_S: Relief Fragment from the Grave, Today Lost, of the Generalissimo Ameneminet
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg): Lady with lotus bouquet and menit
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Reliefbruchstück aus dem heute verschollenen Grab des Generalissimus Ameneminet Relief Fragment from the Grave, Today Lost, of the Generalissimo Ameneminet Lady with lotus bouquet and menit Reliefbruchstück aus dem heute verschollenen Grab des Generalissimus Ameneminet Dame mit Lotosstrauß und Menit
  • Obj_Dating_S: Ende der 18. Dynastie, Haremhab, 1305–1292 v. Chr.
  • Jahr von: -1,305
  • Jahr bis: -1,292
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: P 143
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: P 0143
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Sculpture
  • Obj_Crate_S: 63,5 x 37,5 x 5,3 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Limestone
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Limestone
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired probably before 1915 for the Museum Folkwang, Hagen, since 1922 Essen
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
    Photo: Hans Hansen, Hamburg 2009
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1914 - 1922, Kauf in Luxor bei Mohammed Mohasseb oder in Kairo bei Maurice Nahman durch Gertrud Osthaus, Museum Folkwang, Hagen
1922, Kauf, Museum Folkwang, Essen