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Sahure (5th dynasty) in El Kab

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:36 pm    Post subject: Sahure (5th dynasty) in El Kab Reply with quote

A friend of mine just sent me a copy of a report in Science Connection.
The report is about the bottom half of a seated statue of King Sahure that was found in March 2015 in El Kab.

This is only the third statue of Sahure ever found. The other two are in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and in the Cairo Museum respectively.

Mention is made that the statue seems to depict Sahure with his feet wrapped as a mummy. This may be a reference to a hen see festival, but researchers are not sure of this.

Sahure is best known from his pyramid and funerary complex in Abusir.

The report was from the Belgian mission which includes Stan Hendrickx and Dirk Huyge.

The fragment shown is rather small. It seems to be the bottom part of the legs only (maybe up to the knees?). There is enough of the inscription though to identify the person depicted as Sahure.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Rare Old Kingdom Statue Was Discovered In Aswan" (Luxor Times, 28.04.2015)
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"Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, announced the discovery of lower part of a royal statue showing the name of King “Sahure”, second King of the 5th Dynasty in the Old Kingdom.

The statue bloc was unearthed during the excavations of the Belgian mission at El-Kab (15km north of Edfu) in Aswan governorate. The mission is directed by Dr. Dirk Huyge (Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels). ..."


"The Elkab Sahure Statue" (Press Release from The Cinquantenaire - Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels. 1 PDF & 3 Pictures.)

Greetings, Lutz.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The press release has almost the same text as the article I read. The images in both references given by Lutz are really nice.
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