Egypt Picture - Scene from Kawit's Sarcophagus

Scene from Kawit's Sarcophagus

Scene from Kawit's Sarcophagus


Egyptian Museum, Cairo


Scene from Kawit's Sarcophagus


Kawit's beautifully carved sarcophagus features one of several Middle Kingdom hairdressing scenes. The deceased sits on a chair holding a polished metal mirror in her left hand and a bowl in her right. In front of her stands a male servant pouring water, while behind her a female servant dresses her short wig. This scene, full of symbolism, is from her limestone sarcophagus at Deir el-Bahari.

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