Monday, 25 July 2011

Block Statue of Ruiu - Leipzig

Agyptisches Museum der Universität Leipzig (6020).
Leipzig University Egyptian Museum (I hope the translation is correct) has at least one object which dates to the joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III, but i will look a bit deeper into their collections for further items.

The artifact in question is a block statue of Ruiu, found at Aniba with another statue (i have yet to locate the second statue) in the tomb of Ruiu (Aniba, tomb S66).

"Of Nubian decent, Ruiu lived in (modern day) Aniba (in lower Nubia). He served as deputy to the Egyptian viceroy, or King's Son."
the above information (in different format) can be found below,

- Hatshepsut, from Queen to Pharaoh, Egypt and Nubia, Conflict with the Kingdom of Kush, W. Vivian Davies, page 57, catalogue number 27.



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