Statue of Khentika with Shaved Head

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111

The prayers for offering incised on the long kilt invoke the funerary god Ptah-Sokar and the deified king Snefru of the early Fourth dynasty. The high-waisted kilt and the shaved head are typical features of Thirteenth Dynasty statuary.

Statue of Khentika with Shaved Head, Black diorite

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