From: Egypt | Deshasheh

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E2551
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Deshasheh
Period Old Kingdom | Sixth Dynasty
Date Made 2350 - 2170 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Limestone | Paint
Technique Painted
Iconography Seated Male

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.

Height 67.31 cm
Width 25.4 cm
Depth 33.02 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund; William Flinders Petrie, 1898
Other Number ES2551 - Original Number

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