Meskhenet and the Triplets:
Userkaf, Sahure and Neferirkare Kakai
March 3rd to the 29th,
Opening Reception Sunday March 8th, 2-5pm
“Meskhenet features prominently in the last of the folktales in the Westcar Papyrus. The story tells of the birth of Userkaf, Sahure, and Neferirkare Kakai, the first three kings of the Fifth Dynasty, who in the story are said to be triplets. Just after each child is born, Meskhenet appears and prophesies that he will become king of Egypt.”
Lichtheim, Miriam (2006). Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume I: The Old and Middle Kingdoms. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 220–222.
Grant, Kanbara and Kelly, the triplets, create work from humble materials, re-purposing discarded stuff to facilitate new forms and understandings. There aesthetic is familiar and strange, subdued and bombastic ...