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Ushabti of Imenmes

Ushabti of Imenmes

Statuettes mummiform tripartite wig with striped yellow and black, wearing a large necklace made with yellow as well as the bracelet on his right wrist. His hands clenched into fists are crossed on his chest. The body of the statuette in 8 registers is written the chapter VI of the Book of the Dead. These two ushabti particularly valuable, stand for the polychromy and for the care of plastic shapes from the facial features. The character is identified by the association of the name Imenmes with the title "priest of the goddess Serket the Abode of Truth." The character to which they belonged is known, his tomb is the No. 9 of the private tombs of Thebes, carved from Brusère in 1927. The title of an interesting study Cerny calls him "a magician." With two of the scenes depicted in his tomb on which he receives offers with his wife know the name of the latter: Tenthom.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40158 E 0.9.40159
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Deir el-Medina

  Definizione: Funerary statuette
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Ushabti of Imenmes

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XIX Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Wood
  Varie: h 31 e h 33,5

1913, Gardiner A. e Weigall A., "A Topographical Catalogue of Private Tombs of Thebes", London
1973, Cerny C., "A community of workmen at Thebes in the Ramesside Period", Le Caire
1979, Lise G. “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.  53
(cat.797), tav. 373
1999, Borla M.  in Tiradritti F.  (a cura di) “Il cammino di Harwa. L’uomo di fronte al mistero: l’Egitto” (catalogo della mostra), Milano, p. 123, cat. 131

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