Egyptian Museum displays double statue of Nakhtmin, his wife at main hall

The Egyptian Museum on Thursday 07/02/2019 displayed a double statue of an ancient Egyptian scribe, called Nakhtmin, and his wife Tey, the chantress of Isis goddess.

The limestone statue was relocated from hall no. 12 on the ground floor to the main hall of the museum, in a move taken as part of a tradition followed by the Antiquities Ministry to shed light on one artifact per week at the museum.

Describing it as a rare sculpture, director general of the Egyptian Museum Sabah Abdel Razeq said the statue dates back to the 19th Dynasty.

The statue depicts a couple sitting at a table of offerings with hieroglyphic writings shown on it, she added.

Source: State Information Service Egypt