Egypt Picture - Funerary Stele of Keti and Senet

Funerary Stele of Keti and Senet

Funerary Stele of Keti and Senet

Photographer:

Kenneth Garrett

Title:

Funerary Stele of Keti and Senet

Description:

Two young women stand facing one another, holding lotus blossoms to their noses; in the hand they are holding handkerchiefs. Keti (right) is more slender and long-limbed than her sister. Her dress with shoulder straps has a rare diamond pattern. Among the objects on the altar slab between the two women are two calves heads and a gooses head. The rendition in fairly unsculptured flat relief is of high artistic quality, full of liveliness, elegance and individual differentiation.

Origin unknown
Transition 11th/12th dynasty, c. 2000 BC
Limestone; H 35.5 cm
Purchased in Egypt in 1821 by Dr. Ernst August Burghart


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