Unut in the limelight

In 1908 four statue groups, so cal- led triads, were uncovered at king Menkaure's valley temple in Giza and all showed the king and two goddesses. In one of them (above) Unut is standing beside the sitting Hathor with the king on the other side of the throne. She is a young slim wo- man with round cheeks looking quite content with her distinguished company. On her head she wears the standard with a lying hare, the symbol of province number fifteen of Upper Egypt with its capital Ekh- munu (Greek: Hermopolis). This sculpture is the only 3D depiction of her found (2008) known to the author.