Ancient Egytian Priest Statue. The statuette of the Egypetian official stands in front of a high pillar back, legs and base plate are broken off. Tetu has both hands placed on the trapezoidal apron, an attitude which is to be understood as a prayer gesture before the Deity. The vertical line of inscription mentions in a brief offering formula the Creator God Atum of Heliopolis and final title and name of the statue owner. The figure represents an impressive way in the realm of small-scale private sculpture in the 12th Dynasty. Original: State Museums Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage. Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 12 Dynasty, around 1850 BC, stone. Polymer museum replica on limestone base.