miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2016

The tomb of Irukaptah at Saqqara, also called Khenu

Irukaptah holds, by the stem, a lotus flower which he holds in front of his nose in order to breathe perfume from it. As already seen in many other monuments, it is about a symbol of rebirth, but it was rare for men at this period. It is however found in two almost contemporary mastabas, the one of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep (which is already present on OsirisNet) which is also under the Unas causeway, and the one of Iymery (G6020) which is at Giza (see ch-78). The scene showing Niankhkhnum breathing the lotus is located in good place, in the impressive hallway which leads into the part of the burial carved into the cliff (see tb-30 and tb-31). Irukaptah could not fail to see it and it is quite possible that it served as a model for him.
In front of Irukaptah's face, can be read the following, inscribed in black: "The libationer and butcher of the palace, Irukaptah".
The tomb of Irukaptah at Saqqara, also called Khenu
http://www.osirisnet.net/mastabas/iroukaptah/e_iroukaptah_01.htm



The tomb of Irukaptah at Saqqara, also called Khenu







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