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During the Middle Kingdom the Ancient Egyptian was believed in theafterlife when the pharaohs died and they were put in the pyramids ortombs and served to pharaohs with the foods and drinks Ancient Egyptianstill to worshiped pharaohs in the afterlife not believed that death isnot to be end During the middle kingdom Funerary Stele of Intef andSenettakh purpose for when the pharaoh expired and there has hasoffering table foods and drinks those provided by the living Intefswife the dog and the worshipped servant are escort to the owner oftomb Intef They are celebration for their afterlife and the Egyptiansartist was believed that those hieroglyphs to complete their desiresThe purpose of this sculpture is to show during the Middle KingdomFunerary Stele of Intef and Senettakh from the tomb Intef andSenettekh are sitting side by side They are sitting on the one plane I noticed that but the fact that Senettekh overlaps Intef means thatthey were actually sitting side by side a style the AEs used toportray perspective Senettekh has her left hand on her husbandsshoulder to indicate that she is reliant on his support and she isslightly smaller than Intef to indicate her subservience to himTheirwigs and style of dress show their sexIntef wears a pleated kilt andSenettekh a long dress which appears to start under her breasts with atleast one shoulder strapThey are seated on a stool with the lionslegs which could represent any of the qualitites of a lion egstrength power and courageThe dog is there to provide eithercompanionship or which is more likely as the 11th Dynasty was adangerous period protection in the afterlife it is a female dog as itis seated under Senettekh and was probably a family pet not usuallynamed on stelaeThe faces limbs and lower body are in profile but the upper bodies andshoulders are depicted from the front although there is only one breastand nipple as would be viewed in profile the navel is depicted as inprofile
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