Relief depicting cattle farming
- Old Kingdom
- Dynasty 6 (?)
- ca. 2323–2150 B.C.
- From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, MMA excavations, 1920–22
- Limestone, paint
- h. 48 cm (18 7/8 in); w. 40 cm (15 3/4 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
- Accession Number:
This relief comes from a scene of cattle-tending or cow milking. The older man leaning on his staff is the overseer of the whole operation. To the left are the hindquarters of a cow, and to the right is the upper part of another man, perhaps kneeling to hold a tether.