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Statue

Object Number:
E2551
Current Location:
Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
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
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.
Credit Line:
Received from the Egypt Exploration Fund; William Flinders Petrie
Other Number:
ES2551   -   Original Number

Bibliography:

[Book] The Artifacts of Ancient Egypt. : Page/Fig./Plate: 76
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[Book] Petrie. Deshasheh. : Page/Fig./Plate: 13
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