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Family Statue of Ka-em-heset

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This family group statue of Ka-em-heset shows him with his wife and son. Ka-em-heset was chief of sculptors and royal architect in the Fifth Dynasty.

The man is depicted in the traditional pose of men in ancient Egypt. He is wearing a short kilt, a short curly wig, and the broad Usekh collar. His wife is wearing a long tight dress. She is shown with a straight wig.

Their young son is nude and is holding a finger to his mouth. He is standing between his parents' legs. The names of Ka-em-heset and his family are inscribed on the base of the statue.

Present location

EGYPTIAN MUSEUM [01/001] CAIRO EM

Inventory number

JE 44173

Dating

5TH DYNASTY

Archaeological Site

SAQQARA NECROPOLIS

Category

STATUE

Material

LIMESTONE

Technique

CARVED

Height

50 cm