Skip to Content

Open today 10–11 a.m. members | 11 a.m.–6 p.m. public. Learn more.

Fragment of a Stela Depicting Plowing, Harvesting, and Fowling

A work made of limestone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of limestone.

Date:

First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 10 (2075–2035 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Fragment of a Stela Depicting Plowing, Harvesting, and Fowling

Origin

Egypt

Date

2175 BCE–2035 BCE

Medium

Limestone

Inscriptions

Middle Register: The hieroglyphs here funtion like captions in comic books - the man to the right complains "I am thirsty," while the woman to the left says, "I am tired". In the upper most register, a man uges the oxen on, saying, "Ha!"

Dimensions

35.6 × 33 × 10.2 cm (14 × 13 × 4 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.232

IIIF Manifest  The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) represents a set of open standards that enables rich access to digital media from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world.

Learn more.

https://api.artic.edu/api/v1/artworks/64332/manifest.json

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share