August 28, 2013

Prince Rahotep and his wife Nofret (Dynasty IV)

Prince Rahotep and his wife Nofret (Dynasty IV)
This statuary group that was found in the tomb of Rahotep in Meidum represents Prince Rahotep, who was high priest of Heliopolis, and his wife Princess Nofret. They are carved out of two separate blocks of limestone, but were meant to be seen toghether. They are both painted, with inlaid eyes and in an excellent state of preservation. One can notice that usual distinction in colour between the skin of men and women thet was usually made by ancient Egyptians.

Prince Rahotep and his wife Nofret
Prince Rahotep and his wife Nofret

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