Ka statue, High-Priest of Thebes Period

Ka statue, High-Priest of Thebes Period
Period:Egypt, 3rd Intermediate Period, High-Priests And Priest-Kings Of Thebes
Dating:1070 BC–945 BC
Origin:Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Material:Wood (undetermined)
Physical:36cm. (14.1 in.) - 740 g. (26.1 oz.)

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  This large representation of the Ka of the defunct is made of wood that was carved, gessoed, and painted. The gilded face is a portrait of a typically New Kingdom Theban young man, wearing a rectangular collar eight-rows tall. His serene expression conveys the assurance of someone who has already started his eternal voyage of the afterlife. Such refinement and such attention to the representation of the Ka was not attained until the very end of the New Kingdom. The hieroglyphic sign of the Ka (two raised arms), once perched on its head, is now missing.

Bibliography (for this item)

Andrews, Carol
1994 Amulets of Ancient Egypt. University of Texas Press, Texas. (

Khalil, Hassan M.
1976 Preliminary Studies on the Sanusret Collection. Manuscript, Musée l’Egypte et le Monde Antique, Monaco-Ville, Monaco. (
(III) 383-385)

Robins, Gay
1993 Women in Ancient Egypt. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (cover-portrait
147 plate 60)

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