Exhibition Highlights


Horemheb, Commander-in-Chief of the Army, royal scribe, and deputy to Tutankhamen, played a pivotal role in the restoration of traditional institutions. Presented here in the standard pose of a scribe, he holds on his lap a scroll inscribed with a hymn to Thoth, god of writing. Horemheb himself would ultimately take the throne as pharaoh. He dismantled many of Akhenaten's buildings at Amarna, taking the stones to build his own monuments across the Nile at Heliopolis.

General Horemheb as a scribe

Possibly from Memphis
Reign of Tutankhamen, 133 - 1322 B.C.
Gray granite; h. 116.8
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. V. Everit Macy, 1923.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York