Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Haremhab: the general who became pharaoh

A statue of Haremhab (reigned ca. 1316), created before he became king, shows the general as a scribe and thus an administrator and wise man. This statue - the most famous three-dimensional image of Haremhab - is the focus of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Haremhab, The General Who Became King, opening November 16 in New York.

The display will feature some 70 additional objects in various media-wall reliefs, works on papyrus, statuettes, and garment fragments-from the holdings of the Metropolitan, with the addition of a pivotal loan from the Louvre and another from a New York private collection.

The Metropolitan Museum's magnificent life-size statue of Haremhab as a scribe is the centrepiece of the exhibition.

Read more: Broadway World

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