Jan 20, 2014

Lintel of Enseperi

Lintel of Enseperi

2454–2311 BC

Limestone

Overall: 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1920.1993

Location

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Neferiuhathor appears to place her left hand on Endeperi's shoulder but the chair overlapping her legs shows that she is seated at his left.

Description

Carved in raised relief, the inscription on this lintel is arranged in vertical columns, with the signs facing right. The tomb owner and his wife, labeled above as "the king's acquaintance, Neferiuhathor(?)" are seated together at the far left on a long chair or couch with bull's legs and a cushion but no back rest.

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