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Cane with bronze tip, inscribed with the name of Khaemwaset

These canes, carefully made and often bearing inscriptions or decorations, are not simply walking sticks but a sign of authority. This type, with one decorated extremity and the other sheathed in bronze, is typical of the New Kingdom. The names inscribed on two of them - Neferhebef and Khaemwaset – and the titles associated with them, “director of works,” show them to be gifts of Kha’s colleagues, in recognition of his role.

S. 8591
Wood, metal / bronze
143.3 x 2.8 cm
1425–1353 BCE
New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep II / Tuthmosis IV / Amenhotep III
Deir el Medina / tomb of Kha (TT8)
Schiaparelli excavations (1906)
Sala 07 Vetrina 09
  • Ferraris, Enrico, La tomba di Kha e Merit, Modena 2018, p.108, p.106 fig.123
    Tipo=Monografia SottoTipo= Autore=Ferraris, Enrico Titolo=La tomba di Kha e Merit Sottotiolo= In= Collana= Opera= Luogo=Modena Anno=2018 Menzionato=p.108 Illustrazione=p.106 fig.123
  • Russo, Barbara, Kha (TT 8) and his colleagues: the gift in his funerary equipment and related artefacts from western Thebes (GHP Egyptology 18), London 2012, pp. 19-20, Pl. II
    Tipo=Opere biblioteca SottoTipo=Monografia o Opere Autore=Russo, Barbara Titolo=Kha (TT 8) and his colleagues: the gift in his funerary equipment and related artefacts from western Thebes Sottotiolo= In= Collana=GHP Egyptology Opera=18 Luogo=London Anno=2012 Menzionato=pp. 19-20 Illustrazione=Pl. II
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