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Fragment of a Tomb Wall Depicting Offering Bearers and Butchers

A work made of limestone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of limestone.

Date:

Old Kingdom, mid–Dynasty 5–early Dynasty 6 (about 2445–2287 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian; Saqqara

About this artwork

In the upper register, priests and servants prepare food offerings, including birds and ribs of beef. The lower register portrays butchers at work. Their kilts are tucked into the waistbands to keep them clean. To the left, butchers carry away a cow’s heart and a jar of blood.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Fragment of a Tomb Wall Depicting Offering Bearers and Butchers

Origin

Egypt

Date

Made 2445 BC–2287 BC

Medium

Limestone

Dimensions

45 × 94.3 × 13.65 cm (17 3/4 × 37 1/8 × 5 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.226

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