jueves, 18 de mayo de 2017

Relief of Queen Kemsit Seated

Relief of Queen Kemsit Seated
Period:Middle KingdomDynasty:Dynasty 11Reign:Mentuhotep IIDate:ca. 2030-2000 B.C.Geography:From Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Mentuhotep NebhepetreMedium:LimestoneDimensions:16 1/8 × 16 1/8 × 5 1/2 in. (41 × 41 × 14 cm)Credit Line:The Trustees of the British Museum, London
Queen Kemsit sniffs an ointment jar, while a servant pours liquid into a cup. The queen’s elaborate dress is covered with a pattern of feathers, an embellishment usually reserved for deities and perhaps here related to Kemsit’s role as a Hathor priestess

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