This states that the figure had been made for the abode of Amenophis
or Amenopheum at Luxor.
This monarch, one of the most remarkable of the 18th dynasty, devoted
at the early part of his reign to the worship of Amen, appears to have con-
tinued the works of his predecessor in honour of that god up to his 11th
year, after that he had become converted to the worship of the Aten ra
or Solar disk; an attempt was then made to remove the capital of the
country to Tel-el-Amarna, and establish the new religion at that site. The
present statue clearly belongs to the early part of 'his reign, and is one of
the most remarkable objects in this collection. 9 in. high. Green-glazed steatite.
497. Figure of a monarch of the 25th dynasty, apparently Tirhakah or
one of the S'abaJcs or Sabacos, wearing a long royal head-dress, the so-called
Haft with side lappets and urseus, and the pig-tail at the back of the head,
coloured black; round his loins is a white garment s'enti. He kneels on both
knees holding in his hands some object which he is in the act of offering.
4^ in. high. Wood.
498. Head of an Egyptian king or Pharaoh, wearing a helmet, ye-pers, of
the usual shape and ornamented with studs or rings. The urseus serpent,
emblem of royalty, coils round the crown in front, but the head of the reptile is
broken off. There are hollow places for inlaying the eyes with other materials.
This head, which had been broken off a statuette of the period of the 20th
dynasty, is of good execution. 3|- in. high. Dark green basalt.
499. One of the Greek Ptolemies or Poman Emperors, walking, left foot
advanced, wearing the royal head-dress, Haft, with horizontal flutes and pig-tail
surmounted by the triple conical crown, at/, having disks at their tops, placed on
goats' horns, the usual head attire of Har-pa-neb-ta, or " Horus the lord of the
World." He wears a fringed and fluted tunic, s'enti, round the loins, with a plain
broad belt to fasten it; his right hand, which is raised, grasps the head of a
cylindrical staff reaching to the pedestal, his left hand, which is pendent, holds a
small water vase, situlus, the body of which is like a basket with crossing lines.
At the right side of the figure is a plug, by which another piece has been rivetted
on, or by which the figure has been attached to some piece of furniture. 4 in.