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Object Number: E2551
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Deshasheh
Period: Old Kingdom
Sixth Dynasty
Date Made: 2350 - 2170 BC
Early Date: -2351
Late Date: -2169
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Paint
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Seated Male
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund; William Flinders Petrie, 1898
Other NumberES2551 - Original Number

Description

Ka-statue of the "Royal Acquaintance" Nenkhaftikai who is shown seated. A ka-statue could serve as a substitute body and provide a home for the spirit after the death of an individual. The proper left arm is broken at the elbow to the wrist. Red and black pigment visible.


Bibliography:

[Book] The Artifacts of Ancient Egypt. : Page/Fig./Plate: 76View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Petrie, William M. 1898. Deshasheh. : Page/Fig./Plate: 13View Objects cited in this Publication

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