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Relief depicting cattle farming

Period:
Old Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 6 (?)
Date:
ca. 2323–2150 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, MMA excavations, 1920–22
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
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:
22.1.26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103
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.
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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