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Archeological Object

Statue of Khentikheti

Statue of Khentikheti

The statue depicts a male figure seated on a throne; he wears an elaborate wig that leaves his ears uncovered and reaches to his shoulders and he wears a cloak that envelops his whole body down to the ankles.
The front of the cloak is decorated with two columns of hieroglyphs, placed at the height of the thighs:
"1 - The chancellor of the king of Lower Egypt, the only friend
  2 - the great steward Khentikheti ".
The seat also has an inscription. The right side is decorated with six horizontal lines of hieroglyphs, which read:
"1 - the nobleman, the governor, the sem-priest, controller of the entire wardrobe
  2 – only and great of the offering hall
  3-only and great of the shenepetu,
  4-the great of five in the hall of Thoth, the servant of the throne
  5-great benefactor of the king's house
  6 - only friend, the beloved, the great steward Khentikheti ".
The inscription on the left side of the seat shows instead the following text:
"1 - the noble, the governor, the sma-priest of Horus, the sma-priest of Min
  2-the great of the sighted, the father of the god, the embalmer of Anubis in the chapel
  3-master of the black pottery in the sanctuary
  4-master of the secrets of the single hieroglyphs
  5-one without equal
  6-only friend, the great steward Khentikheti ".
Other objects that are related to this man: the Louvre statue No 844, the Berlin stele 1191 and the stele  Leiden V, 79.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 11
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: statue
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Statue of Khentikheti

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: End of XII Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Basalt
  Height: 29,7
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet. the statue has no nose and has scratches on his face

1974, Simpson W.K., “The terrace of the Great God at Abydos: the Offering Chapels of Dynastie 12 and 13”, New Haven-Philadelphia, p.20, tav.59   
1996, Sist L.,  “Museo Barracco. Arte Egizia” Quaderno - 3, Roma, pp. 38-42