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The Royal Manicurist

The Royal Manicurist

This is an Egyptian monument that is written in hieroglyphs. Khabauptah, shown seated on the left holding a scepter and staff indicating high status, served as overseer of the royal manicurist for King Niuserre. We know from another monument that he also served as the royal hairdresser. An inscription on his tomb also tells us that he was a “king’s confidant” and “one beloved of his lord.” As with the Luwian inscription above (#8), some Egyptian hieroglyphs are readily recognizable, such as eyes and birds that you can see here. The signs are written from right to left in a combination of vertical and horizontal groupings.

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