Statue of Amenmose (Kairo CG 1221)(Object ID JGLF74FSJVBEREYL6CK6HAFK3U)

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Data type: Object

Object type: Statue / Figur

Materials: dunkler Granodiorit

Dimensions (H×W(×D)): 82 cm

Condition: fragmentarisch

Comment on materiality

  • The head of the statue is missing, the forearms and hands are damaged, the edge of the kilt chipped away, and the text on the lap worn away in places. There are small areas of damage to the base.

  • Finding place

    • Qurna
      Certainty: certain
      Is the original place of use: Yes
      Comment on this place: Discovered on the edge of the cultivation in the temple of Amun and Ahmose-Nefertari. This statue was found in 1897 in the Menset temple of Amun and the deified Queen Ahmose Nefertari in Qurna by G. Daressy (so mentioned by M. of Northampton, W. Spiegelberg, P.E. Newberry, Report on some Excavations in the Theban Necropolis during the winter of 1898-1899, London 1908, 7). Grandet (1997, 214) persuasively suggests that this statue formed a pair with Amenmose’s other scribe statue (Cairo JE 87194), which also bears a biographical text, and that they may have flanked an entrance to the temple.

Current location

  • Egyptian Museum
    Inventory no(s).: CG 1221
    Is at this location: Yes
    Comment on this place:
    G. Daressy, der von 1887 bis 1923 beim Service des Antiquités arbeitete, hat die Statue im Jahr 1897 gefunden und sicherlich nach Kairo transportieren lassen (zunächst ins Museum von Giseh, dann ins Museum am Midan Tahrir).

Comment on dating:

  • Individual is well known from other objects (see H. De Meulenaere, Notes de prosopographie thébaine. Quatrième série, in: CdE 64, 1989, 55-58 [no. 21]) that suggest a date in this reign (el-Sayed 2012 [Ramses III]; Grandet 1997 [dates to late 19th to early 20th dynasty]; [Ramsès III nach CLES 2057]).
  • Auf seiner Statue in Kairo JE 87194 (KRI V, 415-416) nennt sich Amenmose jm.jr-rʾ-kꜣ.t n tꜣ ḥw.t n.t ḥḥ m rnp.wt ẖnm.t-nḥḥ m pr Jmn: er war also Baumeister des Totentempels Ramses' III.

Owner: Privatperson


  • - L. Borchardt, Statuen und Statuetten von Königen und Privatleuten im Museum von Kairo, Nr. 1-1294, Teil 4: Text und Tafeln zu Nr. 951-1294 (Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire), Berlin 1934, 116–117 and pl. 170 (name read as Ramose) [P,H,K]
  • - KRI V, 416, 12–417, 9 [H, von Kitchen am Original kollationiert]
  • - E. Frood, Biographical texts from Ramessid Egypt (Writings from the Ancient World 26), Leiden; Boston, MA 2007, 185-188 (no.35B) [Ü]
  • - K.A. Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions. Translations, Vol. V, Oxford 2008, 344 [Ü]
  • - PM II², 423 [B]
  • - A.H. Gardiner, The founding of a new Delta town in the Twentieth Dynasty, in: JEA 34, 1948, 19-22 [K und Ü der 1947 von Hamada gefundenen Statue Kairo JE 87194]
  • - P. Grandet, Une stèle d'Amenmosé, fils de Paouia, in: C. Berger and B. Mathieu (eds), Études sur l'Ancien Empire et la nécropole de Saqqâra dédiées à Jean-Philippe Lauer (Orientalia Monspeliensia 9), Montpellier 1997, vol. 1, 213-219 [K]
  • - A. Hamada, Statue of the fan-bearer 𓁩𓄟, in: ASAE 47, 1947 15-21 and pl. III-IV [20-21: K zu Kol. 1-4 des Textes auf dem Papyrus]
  • - H. de Meulenaere, Notes de prosopographie thébaine. Quatrième série, in: CdE 64, 1989, 55-58 (no. 21) [K]
  • - M.M.R. El-Sayed, A fragmentary faience statuette in the Oriental Museum Durham University, in: Égypte Nilotique et Méditerranéenne 5, 2012, 1-6 [K]
  • - G.D. Scott, The history and development of the ancient Egyptian scribe statue. PhD thesis, Yale University 1989, Vol. III, pp. 485–487 (cat. 173) [Objektbeschreibung, K, U und Ü von Z. 1-6 on papyrus on lap]
  • - C.C. Van Siclen III, The temple of Meniset at Thebes, in: Serapis 6 (= Studies in Honor of Charles F. Nims), 1980, 183-207 (here: 189-190, no. 32) [Ü]

File protocol

  • - Elizabeth Frood: Transcription, translation, metadata, notes (data entered by P. Dils); 23.11.2022
  • - Peter Dils: Lemmatisation and grammatical encoding according to the transcription and translation by E. Frood; 27.11.2022

Author(s): Elizabeth Frood; with contributions by: Peter Dils
Data file created: 11/27/2022, latest revision: 12/03/2022
Editorial state: Verified

Please cite as:

(Full citation)
Elizabeth Frood, with contributions by Peter Dils, "Statue of Amenmose (Kairo CG 1221)" (Object ID JGLF74FSJVBEREYL6CK6HAFK3U) <>, 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)