Feet of a Chantress Funerary Figure

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker


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Dynasty 18, Amarna Period (1390-1349 BCE)


Overall: 4 13/16 × 4 7/16 × 2 5/8 in. (12.2 × 11.2 × 6.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase



Place Made: Abydos, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa


2000-1000 BCE

Object Name

Funerary Equipment

Research Area

Ancient Egypt


Not on view


Text: In the middle: [pA]-[j]tn-m-HAb ["pA-jtn-m-HAb" ("the sun disc is feasting")]; right side (facing the statue): .f Smat n jmn Hnwt-nfrt [His [wife], chantress of Amun, "Hnwt-nfrt" ("good mistress")]; left side (facing the statue): n jmn nb(t) pr Hnwt-nfrt [of Amun, the lady of the house, "Hnwt-nfrt"] Egyptian: on proper right of base, “[Songstress] of Amun, Lady of the House, Henu-nefret.”

Exhibition History

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth, Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 2011-August 13, 2012.


British School of Archaeology in Egypt (Univeristy College, London); Museum and Art Gallery Reading, England; sold to present collection, 1939.

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