AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FOR KHNUM-HOTPE
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FOR KHNUM-HOTPE

LATE DYNASTY VI TO FIRST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 2200-2100 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF FOR KHNUM-HOTPE
LATE DYNASTY VI TO FIRST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, CIRCA 2200-2100 B.C.
Sculpted in sunk relief, preserving a man in profile striding to the right, his left leg advanced, holding a long staff in his left hand, a scepter adorned with a papyrus umbel in his right, wearing a short pleated kilt with a triangular apron, bracelets, a multi-strand broad collar, and a smooth short wig, his ears exposed, his face with elongated eyes, a curved nose and full lips, vertical bands of hieroglyphs on either side, the column before him reading: "Seal Bearer/Treasurer of the King of Lower Egypt, Sole Companion, Khnum-hotpe," the column behind reading: "Sole Companion, Overseer of Tenant Landholders/Sacred Cultivators of the Great House, Khnum-hotpe," preserving some red and black pigment
17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) high
Provenance
with Phocion Tano, Cairo.
with N. Koutoulakis, Paris, 1960s.
Zimmerman Collection, Geneva, 1983.

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