Statue of Meryere and Iniuia


Statue of Meryre and his wife Iniuia-

Limestone statue
Discovered in Saqqara.
Amarna Period, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1553-1336 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

The kilt of the man in the statue gives his name as ' Meryre ' and his title as 'scribe of the temple of Aten in the new capital in Amarna at the time of Akhenaten.
The statue of his wife, Iniuia, shows her hair has been thrown over the shoulder in an asymmetrical way. Note her very long garment which partly covers the feet (unusual).

Photo: Kenneth Garrett