Roy Reciting the Words


"The scribe Roy holds a stela inscribed with a hymn to the sun god Re. Roy also served as steward of a temple dedicated to a queen whose name is not given. Her title 'king's great wife' identifies her as her husband's most important queen.

Roy is kneeling with his hands raised, a standard pose of worship and the statue should probably be understood as a representation of Roy reciting the text on the stela." (From info card)


Statue of Roy Chanting the Solar Hymn Written on His Stela
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep II (ca. 14271400 B.C.E.)
Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes
Limestone, paint, H. 12 3/8 x 6 7/16 in. (31.5 x 16.3 cm)
Metropolitan Museum 17.190.1960, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2012
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