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Seated Statue of Sobekhotep

Author(s): C. Zarnoch, E. Sullivan

Description: This seated statue of the 13th Dynasty ruler Sobekhotep's is one of five known images of the king. The king is seated on a low throne and is characterized by his weary, tired face. The king also wears the nemes headdress with a ureaus and a "false beard."

Provenance: North side of Pylon 7
Person: Sobekhotep
Date: Dynasty 13, Middle Kingdom (1783-after 1640)
Material: Red Granite
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Dimensions: Unknown
Current Location: In situ at Karnak Temple

Porter, B. and R. Moss (1929). Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs, and paintings: The Theban temples. Vol. II. Oxford, Clarendon Press. pp. 53-54.