Senenmut was one of ancient Egypt’s most famous personalities: chief minister and possible lover of Queen Hatshepsut (c. 1473-1478), Egypt’s female pharaoh. More monuments are known for Senenmut than for any other official of the New Kingdom, implying his exceptional status during life. Recently, an unassuming stone fragment in the Manchester Museum, UK, proved the existence of yet another statue of Senenmut. This lecture will present this rediscovery, and attempt to explain the significance of the man, his monuments and legacy.
Campbell Price is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, one of the UK’s largest Egyptian collections. He studied Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, where he is an Honorary Research Fellow. His research focuses on elite monumental expression, particularly non-royal temple sculpture, during the First Millennium BC, and the presentation of ancient Egypt in museums. Campbell has participated in fieldwork at Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham and Saqqara, lectured widely around the UK and Europe,and made international TV and radio appearances.