Archaeology, Numismatics
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Tomb statue of Maya in Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Dutch National Museum of Antiquities), Leiden, Netherlands
Tomb statue of Maya in Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Dutch National Museum of Antiquities), Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: Tomb statue of Maya, the Tutankhamen's Minister of Finance and Public Works (detail). Collection Ancient Egypt.
Limestone, Provenance: Maya's tomb, Sakkara (Saqqara), Egypt, ca. 1325-1210 B.C. (18th dynasty)

Maya is the director of the treasury ie Minister of Finance and Public Works at the time of Tutankhamen. This larger than life statue tomb testifies to his high position. Maya is the man who Tutankhamun's tomb is ready. At the same time he lets build the best artists his own tomb at Sakkara (Saqqara). Maya loves his duties under pharaoh Horemheb and dies in his nine-year reign.

Source of information: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO), Leiden, Netherlands

Author (source) of image: Personal archive

Recommended/Related links

https://egyptianaemporium.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/tuesday-tomb-saqqara-tomb-of-maya-and-meryt/

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/rijksmuseum-van-oudheden#!asset-viewer:l.id=bgHDPCknRVvisA&urlStub=Rijksmuseum%20van%20Oudheden

http://www.saqqara.nl/excavations/the-dutch-excavations/looking-for-maya

Tomb statue of Maya in Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Dutch National Museum of Antiquities), Leiden, Netherlands

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