Stela with King Falcon

   

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© 2012 Elena Fattakova
Stela with King Falcon
12 x 15 x 19½
Sculpture with bonded bronze.

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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.

* “Stela with King Falcon” was exhibition at the 88th Grand National Exhibition with The American Artists Professional League, the Salmagundi Art Club, NYC.

 

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