Between a Chief Barber and an Opera Soloist: An Ancient Egyptian Stela in the Collections of the Náprstek Museum
|Klíčová slova||Naprstek Museum, private collections, New Kingdom Egypt, stone stela, Chief Barber of the City, Ptah, Thebes|
|Citace||ONDERKA, Pavel. Between a Chief Barber and an Opera Soloist: An Ancient Egyptian Stela in the Collections of the Náprstek Museum. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Praha: Národní muzeum, 2022, 43(2), 133–139. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/anpm.2022.013. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Dostupné také z: https://publikace.nm.cz/periodicke-publikace/annals-of-the-naprstek-museum/43-2/between-a-chief-barber-and-an-opera-soloist-an-ancient-egyptian-stela-in-the-collections-of-the-naprstek-museum|
The paper deals with a small Egyptian stela (Accession No. NM 8/51; Inv. No. P 1637) kept in the Náprstek Museum acquired from the well-known 20th century Prague opera soloist Ivo Žídek. The stela is described in detail. It was commissioned by a man of an uncertain name who held the uncommon title of the ‘Chief Barber of the City’. Based on comparative study and analysis of the style and texts, the stela could be dated to the 19th Dynasty and identified as coming from the ancient Thebes.