Double statue of Maya and his wife Merit waiting for a sacrificial meal and wearing their finest clothing.
Double statue of Maya and his wife Merit waiting for a sacrificial meal and wearing their finest clothing. Maya was a minister under Tutnakhamun and Horemheb. The statue was meant to be a dwelling for their ka, a complicated concept in Ancient Egyptian religion, which can be associated with the western concept of the soul. Detail of Merit. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c. 1325 BC. Place of Origin: Saqqara. Material/ Size: Limestone H= 158 cm Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden
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