Statue of Ankhwa: a red granite statue of an official, shown seated upon a cubical stool with hollowed sides and back. He holds an adze in the left hand; the right hand rests, palm downwards, on the lap. The figure wears a short kilt and a full wig, upon which the details of the curls are indicated. The face is full and heavy, but skilfully carved. The broad mouth, with its rounded corners, dominates the frontal view of the face. The crisp carving of the lips contrasts with the modeling of the eyes, which lack any indication of the lower lids. On the kilt above the left knee is a vertical line of inscription in low relief. The striations of Ankhwa's flaring coiffure undulate near the crown of his head; two ridges at the lower ends suggest crimping. The boat-hieroglyph has an animal head at the prow, possibly that of a bull.

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