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Limestone naos of Khaemipet: the front of the naos consists of a doorway within which appears a standing figure carved in raised relief. He holds in his right hand a standard of Osiris and in his left hand a standard surmounted by the head of Ra or Ra-Horakhty. Along the lintel and jambs are incised dedications to Osiris on behalf of the table-scribe of the lord of the two lands, Khaemipet, otherwise unknown. The other three sides of the naos are uninscribed. The bottom of the naos has been damaged and restored in modern times. The edges are chipped with minor loss to some signs. There are no traces of colour.
Height: 52 centimetres
Width: 26 centimetres
Depth: 23 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The British Museum, 'A guide to the Egyptian galleries (Sculpture)' (London, 1909), 201 (no. 729);
O. Koefoed-Petersen in 'Miscellanea Gregoriana' (Vatican, 1941), 123. fig. 5, and 125-6;
H. Satzinger in W. F. Reineke, 'Acts of the First International Congress of Egyptology' (Berlin, 1979), 565 and note 2;
C. Chadefaud, Les Statues Porte-Enseignes de l'Égypte ancienne (Paris, 1982), 120-1.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2006-2015 (Renewable), Glasgow, Kelvingrove, LT Loan
- The bottom of the naos has been damaged and restored in modern times. The edges are chipped with minor loss to some signs.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Lot 153,2 at sale.
- Egypt and Sudan
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