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Object of the Week at The Egyptian Museum

A double-statue of 19th Dynasty scribe Nakhtmin and his wife Tey, the chantress of Isis, is being showcased at the entrance hall of the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo for one week.

Made of limestone, the statue has always been displayed at hall 12 on the ground floor of the museum but was moved to the entrance hall for one week to give it more focus.

Sabah Abdel Razeq, director general of the Egyptian Museum, said the statue is of a couple sitting in front of a table of offerings.  Hieroglyphic writings on the back of the statue tell of offerings made to deities Osiris and RaHorakhty, she said.

The statue was discovered during excavations by the Egyptian antiquities authority in the Upper Egyptian city of Abydos, Abdel Razeq added.

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