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Ancient Egyptian high official Ipy

 Ancient Egyptian high official Ipy

 

 Ancient Egyptian high official Ipy
 
Ipy was a high official during the Sixth Dynasty. In this panoramic scene, he is depicted sitting in a cushioned sedan chair carried by men in two rows of seven, directed by a foreman.  Ipy is holding a rod with the Mes, or birth sign, at the end. Around Ipy are his sunshade and fan bearers.

In another scene we see farmers loading their donkey with various crops for transport to the stores. In the two middle registers, or sections, farmers are harvesting corn and flax. And in the lower register, oxen are being slaughtered. All the scenes are vividly and finely carved with much detail.
 
 
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