Statue of King Amenhotep II as God Ptah-Tatenen

A fine limestone statue of king Amenhotep II depicted in the form of the god Ptah-Tatenen from Karnak Cachette. Tatenen (or Tanen) was the god of the primordial mound in ancient Egyptian religion. His name means “risen land” or ‘exalted earth’, as well as referring to the silt of the Nile.

Statue of King Amenhotep II as God Ptah-Tatenen. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 11248
Statue of King Amenhotep II as God Ptah-Tatenen. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 11248

New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep II, ca. 1427-1401 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 11248

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