Sistrophorus Statue of Ameneminet (Luxor J.141)(Object ID 3P7YM4SQKZHPDMVS6NSPNPFN6E)

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Data type: Object

Object type: Statue / Figur

Materials: Kalkstein

Dimensions (H×W(×D)): 69 × 27 cm

Comment on materiality

  • The statue was found broken in two pieces and has been restored. Large areas of the left side of the base are lost, with areas of chipping along the front of the base and the toes. The face and right hand are broken away and the right forearm and left elbow are chipped. Small areas of the surface are lost from the back area, particularly the final two columns on the left and the last column on the right.

  • Finding place

    • Tempel Thutmosis' III.
      Certainty: certain
      Is the original place of use: Yes
      Comment on this place: The statue was found during the 1961–1962 season in Sector J/8–9, north-east area of columned forecourt, temple of Thutmose III, Deir el-Bahri (Lipińska, in: ASAE 59, 1966). The original excavation report records the finds more generally: ‘Among the collapsed blocks of the temple, and in particular on the south-east side, a number of votive statues was discovered. Their origin can be traced back to the Ramsis II reign’ (Dabrowski, in: ASAE 58, 1964: 47). On Sector J/8–9, see Lipińska, The temple of Tuthmosis III: statuary and votive monuments, Varsovie 1984, 22.

Current location

Comment on dating:

  • 5 cartouches of Ramesses II on the shoulders and on the sistrum.

Owner: Privatperson

Comment on cultural context

  • cultural context: commemorative


  • - J.J. Clère, Les chauves d'Hathor (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 63), Leuven 1995, 87–92, pls. VI–VII [= pp. 93-94] and 224 (document B’) [*P,H,Ü,K,B; translations by Posener-Krieger]
  • - J. Lipińska, The temple of Tuthmosis III: statuary and votive monuments (Deir el-Bahari 4), Varsovie 1984, 21–24 (no. 18) and 91 (figs. 66-68) [P,F,Ü,K]
  • - KRI III, 274–275 (right side of statue) [H]
  • - KRI VII, 128 (left side of statue) [H]
  • - E. Frood, Biographical Texts from Ramesside Egypt (Writings from the Ancient World 26), Atlanta 2007, 189-191 [Ü]
  • - PM II², 379 [B]
  • - RITA III, 195 (right side of statue) [Ü]
  • - L. Dabrowski, Preliminary Report on the Reconstruction Works of the Hatshepsut Temple at Deir el Bahari During the 1961-1962 Season, in: ASAE 58, 1964, 37-60 and pls. I-IX (here: 47) [K]
  • - J. Lipińska, List of the objects found at Deir el-Bahari temple of Thutmosis III Season 1961-1962, in: ASAE 59, 1966, 63-98, figs. 1-2 and pls. I-XXXI (here: 67 [no. 1] and pl. I) [P in Dreiviertelprofil rechte Körperseite]
  • - J. Lipińska, Inscriptions of Amenemone from the Temple of Tuthmosis III at Deir el-Bahari, in: ZÄS 96, 1970, 28-30 (here: 28-29 with translation of the right side of the statue) [Ü]
  • - J. Lipińska, Amenemone, Builder of the Ramesseum, in: Études et Travaux 3, 1969, 41-49 (here: 42-47 with translation of the right side of the statue) [P,H,Ü]
  • - J. Lipińska, Studia nad świątynią Totmesa III w Deir el-Bahari, in: M.L. Bernhard and L. W. Stefaniak (eds), Studia z Archeologii Azji Przedniej i Starożytnego Wschodu, Kraków 1970, 5-36 (right side of the statue) [non vidi]
  • - G. Pinch, Votive offerings to Hathor, Oxford 1993, 334 and fig. 18 [Ü, F aus Lipińska 1984] (left side of statue)
  • - J. F. Romano (ed), The Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art: catalogue. Cairo 1979, 148-149 (figs. 120-121) (cat. 227) [P, Drieviertelansicht rechte Körperhälfte und Oberseite]
  • - R. Schulz, Die Entwicklung und Bedeutung des kuboiden Statuentypus (Hildesheimer Ägyptologische Beiträge 33-34), Hildesheim 1992, Vol. I, pp. 408-409 no. 240; Vol. II, pl. 105a-b [P,K] (Fotos Vorderseite und Oberseite)
  • - M. Trapani, La carriera di Imeneminet, soprintendente ai lavori di Ramesse II, in: Bulletin de la Société d'Égyptologie de Genève 19, 1995, 49-68 (here: 52–53, 56–58, fig. 2 on p. 57 (right side of statue)) [K, Ü der Biografie F]
  • - M. Ullmann, Die Häuser der Millionen von Jahren (Ägypten und Altes Testament 51), Wiesbaden 2002, pp. 365–369 (no. 7.28) [K]
  • - M. Valloggia, Recherche sur les "messagers" (wpwtyw) dans les sources égyptiennes profanes (Hautes Études Orientales 6), Genève 1976, p. 134-135 (no. 82) [Ü, Auszug F.3-9]

File protocol

  • - Elizabeth Frood: Transcription, translation, metadata, notes (data entered by P. Dils), 11.11.2022
  • - Peter Dils: Lemmatisation and grammatical encoding according to the transcription and translation by Frood; hieroglyphic encoding based on photographs, 19.11.2022

Author(s): Elizabeth Frood; with contributions by: Peter Dils
Data file created: 11/19/2022, latest revision: 11/27/2022
Editorial state: Verified

Please cite as:

(Full citation)
Elizabeth Frood, with contributions by Peter Dils, "Sistrophorus Statue of Ameneminet (Luxor J.141)" (Object ID 3P7YM4SQKZHPDMVS6NSPNPFN6E) <>, in: Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae, Corpus issue 18, Web app version 2.1.2, 11/24/2023, ed. by Tonio Sebastian Richter & Daniel A. Werning on behalf of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften and Hans-Werner Fischer-Elfert & Peter Dils on behalf of the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig (accessed: xx.xx.20xx)
(Short citation), in: Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae (accessed: xx.xx.20xx)