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Limestone relief


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Title/s

Limestone relief

Category

architectural element

Name

relief

Description

block from tomb. Intkaes, priestess of Hathor and Neith is accompanied by her daughters, Henutsen, Niankhbastet, Nikauhathor and Niankhhathor; a small figure of a naked girl, named Neferpedjes is shown with her arm around Intkaes's leg

Field Collection

Giza ? Egypt

Dimensions

length 77 cm
width 48 cm
thickness 12 cm

Period

Fifth Dynasty
Sixth Dynasty
Old Kingdom

Date

2504 B.C. — 2216 B.C.

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. inscription
    Position: top, right hand part
    Method: carved
    Content: Hm(t) nTr HwtHr Hm(t)-nTr nt int-kAs
    Translation: The priestess of Hathor and priestess of Neith, Int-kaes
  2. inscription
    Position: top, left hand part
    Method: carved
    Content: zA(w)t.s Hnwtsn ny-anx-bAstt
    Translation: Her daughters Henutsen and Niankhbastet
  3. inscription
    Position: above girl, bottom right
    Method: carved
    Content: nfr-pDs
    Translation: Neferpedjes
  4. inscription
    Position: bottom centre and bottom left
    Method: carved
    Content: zA(w)t.s ny-kAw-HwtHr ny-anx-HwtHr
    Translation: Her daughters Nikauhathor and Niankhhathor

Documentation

  1. Strudwick, N.
    A slab of int-kAs in the Fitzwilliam Museum [page: ]
    Source title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (1987)
    [comments: with pl.XIII]
  2. (1995) [page: 20-1 [6]]
    [comments: no.6, p.20]
  3. Wilkinson, T.
    (2005) Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Ancient Egypt : Thames &Hudson (2005) : Thames &Hudson [page: 263]
    [comments: ]
  4. Malek, Jaromír
    (2007) Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, statues, reliefs and paintings. Vol. 8 Objects of provenance not known. Part 3 Stelae (Early Dynastic Period to Dynasty XVII) , Oxford : Griffith Institute (2007) Oxford: Griffith Institute [page: 20]
    [comments: 803-011-250]

Material/s

limestone

Accession Number

E.7.1909 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 51005; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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