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Figura antropomorfa

Description Figura masculina sedent de bronze. Representa la deidad egipcia Imhotep. Va ser visir del faraó Djoser, que el va deïficar com a Déu de la medicina. Els ulls ténen incrustacions d´or, porta falda de plecs, un collar ric i ampla, tors nu i sandàlies. En el rollo de papir que porta sobre la falda es llegeix: " Imhotep, fill de Ptah, nascut de Hrdw-nh". Trobada durant les excavacions dins el recinte de Taula al lateral esquerra dins una cista de pedra. Es va trobar juntament amb una espàtula o bisturí de bronze.
Inventory: 19999 General classification: Objectes de culte Object document: Figura antropomorfa Material: Bronze verda Technique: Feta amb motlle
Fosa Size: Alçària = 15 cm
Amplària = 4,5 cm
Amplària de l´esquena = 3,5 cm Date: 700[ac]-500[ac] Cultural context: Talaiòtic IV Place of production: Egipto Use/object: Religiós Place of origin: Alaior Archaeological site location: Torre d´en Galmés Grounded classification: Representa el personatge egipcia Imhotep, va ser visir del faraó Djoser. A l´època saïta el van deïficar com a Déu de la medicina i se´l va equiparar amb Asclepi. El tipus de lletra del text jeroglífic és d´època helenística Trobada durant les excavacions dins el recinte de Taula al lateral esquerra dins una cista de pedra. Es va trobar juntament amb una espàtula o bisturí de bronze. L´exàmen tècnic de la seva producció ens diu que es va fer a motlle, no a la cera perduda. Bibliography: ROSELLÓ BORDOY, Guillermo El poblado de Torre d´en Gaumés (Alaior) Palma de Mallorca: I.E.B. 1986. pàg 73-88
Monuments de les Illes Balears nº3

MASCARÓ PASARIUS, José Geografia e historia de Menorca. Tomo IV Menorca: J. Mascaró Pasarius 1983. p.125-126

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