Egyptian Harkhebit Sarcophagus Sculpture reproduction art 7.25" www.Neo-Mfg.com home decor Museum
Size: 7.25" Tall
From the Metropolitan Museum of art
Horkhebit was a "Royal Seal Bearer, Sole Companion, Chief Priest of the Shrines of Upper and Lower Egypt, and Overseer of the Cabinet" in early Dynasty 26.
excavated in 1902, the sarcophagus contained the remains of a badly decomposed gilded cedar coffin, and a mummy that wore a mask of gilded silver, gold finger and toe stalls, and numerous small amulets.
Other canopic and shabti equipment accompanied the burial. The finds went to the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, while this sarcophagus was purchased from the Egyptian government by the Metropolitan Museum.
The sarcophagus is one of a group with plump, squarish broad faces, smooth unarticulated bodies, and slightly protruding feet that originate in the Memphite area and date,
Several of them may have been produced by the same workshop; this one bears a strong resemblance to one in Leiden datable by his name to the reign of Amasis. Technically the sarcophagus is one of the masterpieces of late Egyptian hard-stone carving. The interiors of the extraordinarily rendered sunk-relief hieroglyphs and figures were left rough and may have been intended to be painted, perhaps in green. The long text on the lid comes from the Book of the Dead.
LAST PHOTO IS THE ORIGINAL IN THE MUSEUM, for reference only
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