domingo, 29 de mayo de 2016

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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