Some Remarks on the Rock-Cut Group-Statues in the Old Kingdom

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Author: Rzepka, Slawomir
Editors: Altenmüller, Hartwig
Document types:Artikel in Zeitschrift
Year of publication:1995
Published: Buske, Helmut, Hamburg (1995)
Journal:Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur (SAK), 22
Subjects: PRIVATPLASTIK -> Kunst, Kanon
KA -> Religion im weitesten Sinn
FAMILIE -> Gesellschaft
GRUPPE -> Kunst, Kanon
ALTES REICH - Old Kingdom -> Epochenbezeichnungen
Verfügbarkeit:Lokaler Bestand vorhanden
Letzte Aktualisierung:24.05.2019
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This article presents a few rock-cut group-statues from the Old Kingdom, which show 3 figures (2 men and woman or 3 men) of approximately the same height. Such groups are relatively common among rock-cut statuary, while quite rare among free standing sculptures. This disproportion does not indicate that the rock-cut and free standing statues had different religious function. It was the result of economical and technical conditions connected with the sculpting of tomb statues.