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Pyramidion Inscribed with the Name of Huy

between 1335-1295 BCE

Characteristic of the New Kingdom (1539−1075 BCE), pyramidia were the capstones of certain pyramid-shaped burial chambers built of brick. The pyramidion is probably from the Deir-el-Medina village of craftsmen who worked on the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. The deceased, named Huy, is shown here on the four faces of the pyramidion, kneeling with his hands raised in adoration. The inscription informs us of his position as a “servant in the Place of Truth”, meaning the royal tomb.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Thierry Ollivier

Title: Pyramidion Inscribed with the Name of Huy
Geography: Deir el-Medina (?), Egypt
Date: between 1335-1295 BCE
Medium: sandstone
Classification: funerary specimen
Dimensions: 33 x 34 x 34 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2011.001
Contact for images: [email protected]
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