Statuette Of Khenti-Kheti

Statuetta di  Khenti-Kheti
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Middle Kingdom (1987-1640 B.C.)
Material and technique: 
Basalt
Origin: 
From Upper Egypt, Abydos
Inventory: 
Inv. MB 11
Collection: 

In this very refined statuette, Khenti-Kheti is sitting on a cube-shaped seat with an inscription on the side that defines him as “the chancellor of the king of Lower Egypt, the sole friend, the great superintendent Khenti-Kheti.” We know next to nothing about him, though three other monuments in other museums have been attributed to him, all of them from his chapel/cenotaph in the northern part of Abydos.

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FUNERARY RELIEFS
Nearly all the reliefs in the Barracco Museum’s collection belong to the funerary sphere. 
They come from a type of tomb, the mastaba (from the Arabic word for bench), which was especially characteristic of Old Kingdom necropolises.