© 2012 Elena Fattakova
Stela with King Falcon
12 x 15 x 19½
Sculpture with bonded bronze.
This slab, carved in the form of a false door, was the ritual focus of Senenmut. He was a royal tutor to princess Neferure, Queen Hatshepsut’s daughter, in the early Eighteenth Dynasty.
The stela, conceptionally functioned as a means of access to the world of the living for the deceased.
I first saw the door at the Egyptian museum in Berlin, Germany and was instantly drawn to it. Soon I’ve created a miniature version of it as I continued my studies of Hatshepsut.
The statuette of a Falcon depicts the image of a King as a Royal god Horus.