Description This mummiform figure has long hair painted black with yellow and red cross lines at the ends. He carries painted whips in his hands, and a mattock in his right hand and a hoe in his left behind his shoulders. He wears painted necklaces. His flesh is red. The piece has incriptions on the front and sides. There is a deep crack from the head down. Kaha was one of two chief workmen at Deir el-Medina, the city of the craftsmen, who carved and decorated the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. He was responsible for the large tomb of Ramesses II, the Great.
- Carved for Immortality. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2004-2005.
Provenance Abemayor, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [as 18th Dynsaty, no. 3, B.]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931 [mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] On front and sides: Made for the master workman in the house of truth, Ga-hay [Kaha], justified; [Inscription] Ushabti formula from Chapter 6, Book of the Dead
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931
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