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Faience plaque of Amenemopet adoring Osiris

 

Length: 16.500 cm
Width: 12.000 cm

EA 6133

Ancient Egypt and Sudan

    Faience plaque of Amenemopet adoring Osiris

    Said to be from Thebes, Egypt
    20th-21st Dynasty, about 1200-950 BC

    A scribe and overseer of the treasury of the Lord of the Two Lands

    This blue plaque may have been set in a frame of a different material and placed on the chest of a mummy to function like a funerary pectoral. However, this seems unlikely in view of the shape and relatively large size of the object. The decoration in black shows Amenemopet, who was a scribe and overseer of the treasury of the Lord of the Two Lands (the king), adoring Osiris. Osiris is depicted in the common form of a mummiform figure with arms crossed on his chest. It has been observed that the drawing of Amenemopet is more detailed than that of Osiris.

    F.D. Friedman (ed.), Gifts of the Nile: ancient Egy (London, Thames and Hudson, 1998)

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