THE FALCON GOD MONTU WITH KING THUTMOSE III (CGC 1237)
Document Type: Original Article
Egyptology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Damietta Univ., Damietta, Egypt
This study is a new publication of a rectangular base of the statue of a distinctive group consisting of a falcon and King Thutmose III, kept in the Egyptian museum in Cairo - CGC 1237. The author will try using the pedestal to reconstruct a complete picture of the original with a discussion of the dating, and the original site of the statue. These issues will be discussed based on the available inscriptions and archaeological data. Although nothing remains of the statue except for the base bearing the traces of the falcon and the king walking in front of it, this object is a unique model of the falcon Montu. Regarding the function of the statue, the falcon Montu's role towards the king appears through religious books, especially the pyramid texts, which will be reviewed during the study. We will discuss his relationship with the king, as well as the reason for making this statue.
Thutmose III Falcon The god Montu CGC 1237 The falcon god Montu
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