Monday, 12 May 2014
STATUE OF YUNY
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Dynasty 19, 1290-1260 BC, Asyut, Limestone, Rogers Fund.
This is a wonderful piece of early Ramesside art and is one of two statues of Yuny found near the tomb chapel of his father 'The Chief Physician' Amenhotep in Asyut. Yuny himself is not called 'physician' or 'chief physician' on his monuments, he probably followed his father in that occupation, as he did in most of his other offices. On this statue he has the title 'overseer of Sekhmet's lay-priests,' which indicates his association with the medical profession.