Ancient Egyptian statue of Wahka son of Neferhoptep, Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty, (1760 BC), Qaw el-Kebir, Tomb 7. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background. <br />
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This exceptional example of a private sculpture depicts a provincial official in almost Royal size and attitude. It was found inside the largest funerary chapel in Qaw el-Kebir, built of governor Wahka II around 1850 BC, The style indicates a date about a century later at a time when local governors did not build large tombs anymore. The statue was therefore installed by another Wahka into his ancestors chapel to keep the memory of his glorious lineage alive. Schiapelli excavations Cat 4265.

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Ancient Egyptian statue of Wahka son of Neferhoptep, Middle Kingdom, 13th Dynasty, (1760 BC), Qaw el-Kebir, Tomb 7. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.

This exceptional example of a private sculpture depicts a provincial official in almost Royal size and attitude. It was found inside the largest funerary chapel in Qaw el-Kebir, built of governor Wahka II around 1850 BC, The style indicates a date about a century later at a time when local governors did not build large...
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