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Statue of Senenmut

A discovery in the Museum stores

Statue a_00122

Statue b_00132

Statues were placed in tombs and temples and would be inscribed with the name of the person they represented to ensure they lived on for eternity. We believe this statue represents Senenmut – a high-status servant of Queen Hatshepsut. The statue has been badly damaged, possibly on purpose as an attack against Senenmut’s memory, as it was believed that by damaging a statue of an individual that they too would be harmed in the afterlife. This statue was identified as Senenmut in 2013; you can read more about the discovery here: