2014/11/08

Ptahkouou Offering scene


This limestone relief, part of the Leopold II collection, represents the deceased Ptahkouou seated before an offering table. His title of "chief of craftsmen" and his name are written in large hieroglyphs above his head. His wife, Khenout, who bears the title of "priestess of Hathor", is found just behind him.

Ptahkouou Offering scene

Ptahkouou Offering scene

Ptahkouou Offering scene


The mother of the deceased, Tchentet, is seated on the other side of the offering table. The relief, which dates from the second half of the Old Kingdom, is particularly distinguished by the numerous traces of blue turquoise colour.