Statuette of Huwebenef

Huwebenef has a slim body, delicate features, and extraordinarily huge eyes, as do other early New Kingdom statues. Huwebenef’s father, Djehuty, carved a burial inscription on the statuette’s separate wooden base. Inside the casket of a woman thought to be their mother, statuettes of the children Amenemhab and Huwebenef were discovered.


Object Details

Statuette of Huwebenef

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18,  reign of Ahmose I–Thutmose II

1550–1479 B.C.

Egypt, Luxor, Asasif, Tomb CC 37, Hall (C), burial 24, inside coffin, Carnarvon/Carter excavations, 1911


 H. 35 cm (13 3/4 in.); w. 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.); d. 19.2 cm (7 9/16 in.)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art