Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Seated Statues of Rahotep and Nofret

Rahotep might have been a son of King Senefru and thus, a brother of King Khufu. He held the titles of High Priest of Ra at Heliopolis, General of the Army, and Chief of Constructions.

He is seen here wearing a short kilt, short hair, a fine mustache, and a heart-shaped amulet around his neck.

Rahotep's wife, Nofret, is described as "the one acquainted to the king." She is seen wearing a shoulder-length wig, decorated with a floral diadem and a broad collar. Her natural hair can be seen under the wig.

We recognize the distinction in the skin coloring of the two statues: reddish brown for the man and cream wash for the woman. This was an artistic convention followed throughout ancient Egyptian history. The colors are well preserved and the faces have realistic expressions.

The torchlight reflecting on the inlaid eyes of these two statues caused the workmen who first gazed at them to be afraid.

Dimensions:  Height 121 cm  Length 69 cm  Width 51 cm


داليا said...

السلام عليكم
ازيك ياتامر
الله الله يامبدع دانتا عاشق مصر اوى بقه
عمتا انتا تلاقينى ضئيله فى اللغه شويه
والنبى عليه افضل الصلاة والسلام عربى ياتامر ولا ايه اهنيك على مدونتك الا هسميها عاشق مصر درجه اولى
احب اقلك انا مبسوطه اوى اوى انك مريت عندى واتمنا دوام التواصل
تحياتى ونلقى دائما على خير

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Tamer Nabil said...


وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاتة

الله يسلمك

ربنا يخليكى تسلمى

واشكرك على كلامك

انا خلتها انجليزى عشان اعرف الاجانب عظمة بلدى

انا زيك فى الانجلش مش اوى وبنقل كل حاجة عن مصر من مواقع مصرية كتير

مع خالص تحياتى