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The portrait statue of Demedji and Hennutsen was from ________ __ during the Old Kingdom
Dynasty Five
True or False: The statue of Demedji and Hennutsen depicts a non-royal couple.
Demedji held administrative jobs in the king's court. Name them.
1. overseer of the king's fortresses
2. Overseer of the herdsmen of cattle
3. Estate manager for the king
Demedji's wife Hennutsen also held a prominent position in society, serving as__________
a priestess of the goddesses Hathor and Neith
Why was Hennutsen depicted to be physically smaller than her husband?
to emphasize Demedji's more powerful position as the patriarch of the family
The type of hierarchical sizing is a typical characteristic of ________ portraiture. (Ex: men are depicted as giants next to their diminutive wives and children.)
The statue of Demedji and Hennutsen is carved out of __________, the most popular material for carving throughout the history of ancient Egypt.
Approximately how many inches in height is the statue of Demedji and Hennutsen?
What were ka portrait sculptures created for?
burial tombs; served as a permanent vessel for the spiritual essence in the afterlife
What were the main differences between royal and non-royal tombs and burial goods?
a matter of quantity and the degree of ostentatious display. Royal tombs were more elaborate and filled with treasures of luxury.
Since the statue of Demedji and Hennutsen was meant to last for eternity, the artist emphasized_________
a sense of calmness and permanence
What kind of clothes are Demedji and Hennutsen dressed in?
simple, displaying none of the trappings of royalty
True or False: "The Book of the Dead" is actually a scroll.
"The Book of the Dead" was discovered in the burial chamber of _____?
Nany, a woman in her seventies
Nany was a ritual singer for the god_____
"The Book of the Dead" deals with the belief that..
one's soul must be free from sin to have a happy afterlife; the dead have to sit through a last judgement
Describe the scene to the far left of the scroll.
Nany stands in adoration before the mummified figure of Osiris, the god of the underworld.
Describe the next scene of the scroll.
Nany worships and enthroned Osiris. During the judgment process she holds her mouth and eyes in her hand; her heart is weighted
Describe the section of the scroll showing the weighing of Nany's heart.
Anubis adjusts the scales, and the hieroglyphs state that Nany passed the test and will proceed to the afterlife
What is the symbolic representation of the god of wisdom and writing that sits at the top of the balance?
a baboon