Saturday, May 7, 2016

Block Statue of Pa-Ankh-Ra

We just learned about the Ka Statue of Hor.

Another ancient Egyptian statue is the Block Statue of Pa-Ankh-Ra.

Block statues were made of people that were important, but were not royalty like pharaohs.
This statue is of someone named Pa-Ankh-Ra who was a ship master, and he is sculpted holding a smaller statue of the mythical person Ptah.

These block statues were usually put in temples and were statues of the person sitting on a square block, with some words written on the square block.

(from: wikipedia - block statue)

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