Left – Squatting Styatue of Senenmut Holding Princess Neferure
A high official and favored dignitary in Hatshepsut’s court, Senenjut was also the guardian of Nefrure. All references to this statue make refernce about how this statue is important because it reflects his (Senenmut’s) responsibility but reverses traditional gender roles, as the male figure, rather than a female embraces the princess.
Right – Block Statue of Hetep
Hetep served in the court of the Middle Kingdom pharaoh Amenemhat I and built his tomb near the pyramid of the Old Kingdom ruler Teti, in whose funerary cult he also functioned.
Right – Colossal Statue of Amenhotep IV
Akhenaten’s religious revelution focusing on the sun god, Atan, had just begun when the pharaoh had a series of statues created for the colonnade in his Karnak temple. The double crown and nemes suggest that Akhenaten was the earthly representative of his new god.
The four feathers atop the nemes in the invoked the god Shu, the active aspect of the sun whose role Amenhotep IV sought to adopt.
*A neme is the striped headcloth worn by the pharaohs in ancient Egypt. It covered the crown and the back of the head and the nape of the neck.