Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde vol:132 issue:2 pages:173-189
The tomb of Djehutihotep at Deir al-Barsha contains a well-known scene depicting the transport of the nomarch's colossal statue from Hatnub. Little attention has been paid to the matter of what the destination of the monument was. This article first reevaluates the most elaborate statement on the issue, by P. E. Newberry, whose conclusion that the statue was brought to Ashmunein has been almost universally accepted. Close study of the scene and of the accompanying text suggests that Newberry's arguments contain several weaknesses, and that it seems more likely the statue remained on the East bank of the Nile. The results of recent archaeological work at the site of Deir al-Barsha lead to a reevaluation of its spatial layout. The article offers a suggestion about the location of the statue within that wider context.