Sat. Nov 27th, 2021
Statue of Khaemked

This is one of many statues found in the tomb of the Treasurer Urini at Saqqara. It depicts Urini’s funerary priest, Khaemked kneeling in a position of worship, clasping his hands on his knees, wearing a short kilt, tied with a belt. A copper frame emphasizes his eyes, while his pupils are inlaid with obsidian. Overall, he projects an attitude of peace and calm.

Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494-2345 BC. Plastered and painted limestone, height: 42 cm. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. CG 119

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