2014/10/13

Relief of Paouah and Ouret nefret

This limestone relief depicts a man and his wife receiving offerings from four of their children. Pawah and his wife, the lady of the house Weret-Nefret, are sitting on chairs with lion's feet.

They are wearing the long garments that are typical of the Ramesside Period and their most decorative wigs. In front of them is a table laden with offerings. The children, three daughters and a son, are bearing large lotus flowers and cloths.

Relief of Paouah and Ouret nefret


 The style and the names of the depicted persons are clearly of the Ramesside Period, but we do not know where this relief of rather mediocre quality comes from.

Ancient Egyptian high official Ipy

Ipy was a high official during the Sixth Dynasty. In this panoramic scene, he is depicted sitting in a cushioned sedan chair carried by men in two rows of seven, directed by a foreman.

Ipy is holding a rod with the Mes, or birth sign, at the end. Around Ipy are his sunshade and fan bearers.

Ancient Egyptian high official Ipy


In another scene we see farmers loading their donkey with various crops for transport to the stores. In the two middle registers, or sections, farmers are harvesting corn and flax.

And in the lower register, oxen are being slaughtered. All the scenes are vividly and finely carved with much detail.

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