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Egyptian limestone column relief of  Nefer-renpet and Anubis

Egyptian limestone column relief of Nefer-renpet and Anubis

To hold both the office of High Priest of Ptah and Vizier under Ramesses II is a rare achievement and marks Nefer-renpet as a man of considerable power and importance. He is seen here wearing his priestly garb and standing before the seated figure of the jackal-headed Anubis, God of the underworld, pouring a libation with his right hand, and holding a burner with smouldering incense in his left. This column fragment, carved in high relief, is most likely from his tomb at Saqqara.

 

 

Provenance: With Charles Kelekian (1900-1982), New York; Collection of Jack Josephson, USA, acquired prior to 1979; Property of a Private Princely Foundation, acquired 2002

 

Exhibited: Loaned to the Brooklyn Museum, New York, 20th November 1979 - 10th December 1984 (inv. no. L80.1.1/1971.294); A Divine Tour of Ancient Egypt, The Department of Art, Memphis State University, 6 October-8 December 1983

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