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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
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