Relief depicting cattle farming

Old Kingdom

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.

Relief depicting cattle farming, Limestone, paint

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