Baket-Mut, Chantress of Amun
Limestone statue of Baket-Mut (Songstress of Amun) with her husband, whose name was intentionally destroyed in ancient times. Originally painted in vivid colors, this pair was sculpted during the New Kingdom shortly after the rule of Tutankhamen (the boy King Tut whose tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in the 1920´s). They were placed in a shrine-like setting where they may have been the object of a cult for surviving family members. Parts of Baket-Mut´s thighs and feet still show the wear from rubbing by worshippers. Her single inscription states Baket-Mut´s title, "Chantress of Amun," a cultic designation indicating she was one of the elite musician-priestesses who attended the great god Amun.
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