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Lisht: Wood figurines of Senesret I

Two wooden statuettes of Senesret holding staffs (Cairo Museum; AE 1915-1)

Senusret I, the second king of the 12th Dynasty, ruled for 45 years (1917-1872 BC), one of the longest reigns in the the Middle Kingdom. Here each of the two wood figurines show him holding a staff, a symbol of rulership. The two different hats represent the ruler of North and South Egypt.

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