Senusret I

Relief of King Senusret I before the god Min-Amun

Relief of Senusret I before Min-Amun

In this relief King Senusret I presents offerings to the god Min-Amun, shown in his ithyphallic form. Min, Egyptian god of fertility. He was invoked for animal. vegetable and human fertility. He is represented in human form with legs placed close together like those of a mummy and an erect phallus. A flail is depicted...

Relief of Horus and Seth

Relief of Horus and Seth

In this decoration showing the theme of the unification of the Two Lands ‘Sema Tawy’, Horus and Seth replaced Hapi, which was associated with the Nile god. Detail on the side of the throne of King Senusret I. Furthermore, we have here one of the rare cases in which the image of Seth, god of...

Statue of King Senusret I

Statue of King Senusret I

This small wooden statue of King Senusret I was found in a private tomb. It consists of several pieces joined together with wooden pins. The king wears the white Hedjet crown of Upper Egypt and holds in his left hand the Heka, crook-shaped scepter of the ruler, while his right hand might have held the...

The Royal Cartouche of Senusret I

Cartouche of Senusret I

Bas relief depicts the royal cartouche of Senusret I (Kheperkare, The Ka of Re is created). The cartouche is nothing more than the elongated shape of the circular sign “shen”, which was most probably the symbol of the solar disk. It was exclusively used for the name of the king, protecting him and functioning almost...

Seated Statue of Senusret I

Seated Statue of Senusret I

This statue is one of ten, made out of white limestone, depicting King Senusret I seated on his throne wearing the nemes headdress decorated with the uraeus or rearing cobra. The statues differ slightly from one another and bear the harmonious features of a young man with a serene expression.  The most remarkable thing about...