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Painted sandstone statue of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II (ruled c.2055 - 2004 BC, 11th Dynasty). After nearly two centuries of political and national instability Nebhepetre Mentuhotep reunited Egypt and founded the period known as the Middle Kingdom. The statue is from his funerary temple and exhibits the strength of the new art at Thebes. The head of the statue and the body are from different statues.