The aim of this paper is to present a relief belonging to Khay, vizier of Ramesses II, preserved in an American Collection. The relief, a fragmentary limestone slab, shows the high official burning incense to the ka of Amenhotep I and his mother Ahmes-Nefertary, whose images do not appear on the preserved part of the relief but their presence can be assured by the hieroglyphic text accompanying the scene. The block, most probably coming from the Theban tomb of the vizier, had been bought in Luxor in 1895 by Lord Amherst and later sold at auction with the bulk of his collection in 1921. Through a detailed analysis of archival documents, we have retraced the path of the relief from Egypt to its current location.

Un rilievo di Khay, visir di Ramesse II, in una collezione statunitense / C. Orsenigo (Fondazione musei senesi lab). - In: L'Egitto in età ramesside : atti / [a cura di] D. Picchi. - Cinisello Balsamo : Silvana Editoriale, 2011. - ISBN 9788836621217. - pp. 101-105 (( convegno L'Egitto in età Ramesside tenutosi a Chianciano Terme nel 2009.

Un rilievo di Khay, visir di Ramesse II, in una collezione statunitense

C. Orsenigo
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2011

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The aim of this paper is to present a relief belonging to Khay, vizier of Ramesses II, preserved in an American Collection. The relief, a fragmentary limestone slab, shows the high official burning incense to the ka of Amenhotep I and his mother Ahmes-Nefertary, whose images do not appear on the preserved part of the relief but their presence can be assured by the hieroglyphic text accompanying the scene. The block, most probably coming from the Theban tomb of the vizier, had been bought in Luxor in 1895 by Lord Amherst and later sold at auction with the bulk of his collection in 1921. Through a detailed analysis of archival documents, we have retraced the path of the relief from Egypt to its current location.
Egitto; Egypte; Egypt; Ramses II; Ramesse II; Amherst collection; Barnes Foundation; visir; vizier; vizir; Khay; Khajj
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