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Archeological Object

Relief of Akhethotep

Wall relief from the tomb  of Akhethotep

The  relief shows part of a male figure, preserved to the waist and sculpted in relief. The man is identified by an inscription in hieroglyphics, in the upper part of the relief, which reads: "The only friend, the administrator of the palace, Akhethotep”. The deceased is depicted with a short  thickly squared wig and wears a panther skin tied on the left shoulder and a skirt of which only the upper part remains, especially the bow of the belt with which it was knotted at the waist.
 A relief in the Museum of Fine Art in Boston (MFA 37.2620) and a relief of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon (Cat.No. 159). come from the same tomb.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 3
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

The necropolis of Giza, mastaba G7650

  Definizione: Relief
  Class and ware: relief
  Title or subject:

Wall relief from the tomb  of Akhet-hotep

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: IV Dynasty - the reign of Cheops
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 48
  Width: 36
  Depth: 3,5
  Varie: Conservation status: fragmentary and recomposed; there is widespread chipping on the surface.

1942, Reisner G.A., A History pf Giza Necropolis”, 7 , Cambridge, pp. 212, 308, fig. 9
1946, Smith W.S., “A History of Egyptian Sculpture and Painting in the Old Kingdom”, Boston, p. 161
1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp. 19-20