Eleventh Dynasty Written Evidence on the Relationship between the κ and the Cult Image

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Abstract

The article points to some additional written evidence on the relation between the κ-concept and the cult image. It is argued that connection with the latter was essential and inherent for the Hw.t-κ and the service of the Hm-κ. The inscriptions on JE 46068, BM EA 627 and BM EA 1164, by highlighting the cult image-twt as recipient of the boons provided for the κ, almost equate these two notions, that is best explainable if the cult image was considered as "door" for the κ's "going forth". Such revealing deviations from the Old Kingdom written tomb etiquette may have been induced by the rarity of tomb sculpture and some innovations in its use in the First Intermediate Period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift fur Agyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde
Volume142
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • Cult statue
  • First intermediate period
  • Hm
  • Hw.t
  • Offering formula
  • Old kingdom
  • κ

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