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 their waistbands to keep them clean. To the left, butchers carry away a cow’s heart and a jar of blood.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Tomb Wall Fragment Depicting Offering Bearers and Butchers
- Egypt (Object made in)
- Made 2445 BCE–2287 BCE
- 45 × 94.3 × 13.65 cm (17 3/4 × 37 1/8 × 5 3/8 in.)
- W. Moses Willner Fund