The people of the Ancient Empire...The sacred butcher, Iru-ka-Ptah (Vth dynasty) whose tomb lies side by side with that of Akhithotep, was discovered in 1942 by Abdessalam Hussein. The deceased had himself portrayed all of ten times. The painted stone statues represent this member of the clergy of Ptah, all powerful in Memphis, during a time in which royal influence had weakened.....TAIEB HASSABOLLAH/COLLECTION PATRICK CHAPUIS-PHILIPPE FLANDRIN
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The people of the Ancient Empire...The sacred butcher, Iru-ka-Ptah (Vth dynasty) whose tomb lies side by side with that of Akhithotep, was discovered in 1942 by Abdessalam Hussein. The deceased had himself portrayed all of ten times. The painted stone statues represent this member of the clergy of Ptah, all powerful in Memphis, during a time in which royal influence had weakened.....TAIEB HASSABOLLAH/COLLECTION PATRICK CHAPUIS-PHILIPPE FLANDRIN

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Date: 28 Dec 2012
Location: Saqqara Egypt
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