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Wall relief from the tomb of Imen-em-inet

Wall relief from the tomb of Imen-em-inet, royal scribe

This beautiful piece comes from a main wall of the tomb of a dignitary who lived during the XVIII Dyn., His titles are all in this "framework" cut-based aesthetic and without the knowledge of hieroglyphics, in fact his name is missing from the amputee cut.
The attribution to Imn-em-inet is due to comparison with other "cuts" found in collections in Europe and in particular with two kept in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, very close to that of Parma, surely made by the same hand.
It affects the very elegant bas-relief, the dignitary is portrayed in profile, his face is highlighted by the red-bricks, the chin is adorned with a small goatee, wearing a black wig full of braids that two and two are joined at the back by a small spiral to finish the well-kept hair, neck, wearing a heavy necklace of the type "gold value" or gold discs that were delivered from Pharaoh to the officials most deserving in this case there are 4 rounds of these gold records . The dress is characterized by the wide sleeves and pleated in the left hand holds an ostrich feather symbol of his role as "gate array to the right of the Pharaoh" charge instituted by Amenhotep III, King for which he performs his duties, although some scholars have other hypotheses advanced. The following is the translation of the elegant hieroglyphs that cover the whole surface of the fragment made by Botti, "The king granted the favor. Harakhtj, Atum, Lord of the Two Lands, the eliopolitano, the beauty of the face (Ptah), which takes care of the land, grant them prosperity, health over a lifetime, beautiful burial of the Lord of Truth, for the noble prince de ka , who died on pitch, in quiet demeanor, the scribe of the true sovereign, beloved by him, the beloved, which behaves according to the wishes of the Sovereign, the person appointed to the offices of the Lord of Upper and Lower Egypt, the person appointed to work in the temple Ra, who leads the party of the Gods, all the scribe of the king, the scribe of assets, the commander in chief of the army of the Lord of the Two Lands, the principal herald of the King, the chief of the archers, the butler Menkheperra in the temple, with a life "

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 108
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Purchased by Francesco Castiglioni nel 1830
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


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

Wall relief from the tomb of Imen-em-inet, royal scribe

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: XVIII Dynasty
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 53
  Width: 80

1961, Curto S., “L’Egitto antico nelle collezioni dell’Italia settentrionale”, Bologna, p. 74, scheda 29, tav.19
1963, Botti G., “Un nuovo rilievo parietale dalla tomba del dignitario  Imn-m-in.t nel Museo di Antichità di Parma”, in ZÄS 90 (1963), pp.10-13, tavv. I-III
1964, Botti G., “I cimeli egizi del Museo di Antichità di Parma”, in Accademia Toscana di Scienze e Lettere “La Colombara”, vol. IX, Firenze, pp. 59 – 63, (cat. 108),  tav. XV