domingo, 29 de mayo de 2016

The mastaba of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep

Niankhkhnum, right, is comfortably installed in a litter (view 73) carried by six servants, in the centre of whom is a dwarf named Khednes. The dwarf is represented unclothed and carries a clothes box on his shoulders. Two men precede the porters, the first is a barber the second a funerary priest. The latter has a dog behind him on a leash. The dog, which belongs to the breed of slughi (or saluki), seems to be a favourite dog of the deceased and is called Hekenen. Behind Niankhkhnum are three men portrayed one above the other. The middle one appears unclothed and has a clothes sack thrown over his shoulder. Because he is the only unclothed person in the retinue, if one discounts the unclothed dwarf, he seems to occupy a relatively low position within the ranks of servants of the deceased. The other two men behind the deceased are funerary priests, the top one also being a manicurist and the other a barber.
The mastaba of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep
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The mastaba of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep

shabti

Shabti
A mummiform shabti from a mould and baked afterwards. The details were applied in colour. The body is yellow, the wig presumably dark blue, the lower ends of the braids yellow. Both the hoes and the basket on the back were painted. On the front there is a column of hieroglyphs.
22ND DYNASTY
Shabti for Mut-nefret
KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM
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Official Bes from the XXVI dynasty of Egypt

Egyptian sculpture from the XXVI dinasty, 660-610 before our era; limestone, height 32,2 cm, width 20,9 cm.



mastaba of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep


Between the two doors of appearance is the common image field contains the representation of the two deceased embracing. Unlike the two previous similar scenes, their heads don't approach each other but are, despite the embrace, clearly separated from each other. They both have their natural hair, both wear broad necklaces and a formal kilt with a decorative belt-buckle. Niankhkhnum stands to the left, Khnumhotep to the right, both facing each other. Niankhkhnum holds the left forearm of Khnumhotep with his left hand, which passes in front of latter; Khnumhotep holds his right arm behind the back of Niankhkhnum and puts his right hand on the right shoulder of his brother.
Above their heads, in two vertical columns each, their names and titles are again beautifully inscribed in raised relief (view 125): "The manicurist of the king, the supervisor of the manicurists of the palace, the confidant of the king, the one whom his lord loves, ........".
The mastaba of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep
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The mastaba of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep

 The mastaba of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep