Statue of Karomama, the Divine Adoratrice of Amun

The Statue of Karomama, the Divine Adoratrice of Amun is a bronze statue depicting a priestess of the 22nd Dynasty of Egypt, circa 870 BCE. It was discovered in Karnak, and is now on display at the Musée du Louvre.

Statue of Karomama, the Divine Adoratrice of Amun
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Yearc. 850 BCE (Julian)
Mediumbronze, gold, silver, electrum
Dimensions59 cm (23 in)
LocationRoom 643, display case 2, France Edit this at Wikidata
CollectionDepartment of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre Edit this on Wikidata
Accession No.N 500 Edit this on Wikidata

Jean-François Champollion acquired the statue in 1829, and misidentified the subject as Karomama II, wife and sister of Pharoh Takelot II; the Karomama depicted is in fact a daughter of Osorkon I.

The statue is made of bronze, with gold, solver and electrum damascening inlay. The overseer of the treasury Ahentefnakht offered it to her.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Helen Jacquet-Gordon: A Statuette of Ma'et and the Identity of the Divine Adoratress Karomama, in: ZÄS 94 (1967), 86-93


  • Gabrielle Bartz et Eberhard König, Le Musée du Louvre, éditions Place des Victoires, Paris, 2005, ISBN 3-8331-2089-4, p. 136.
  • Benoît Lurson (dir.) (2017). De la mère du roi à l’épouse du dieu. Première synthèse des résultats des fouilles du temple de Touy et de la tombe de Karomama. Connaissance de l'Égypte ancienne. Bruxelles: Safran (éditions). ISBN 978-2-87457-097-1.