Wall Fragment from a Tomb Depicting Offering Bearers

A work made of limestone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of limestone.

Date:

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6 (about 2400–2250 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

In the upper row, a priest named Irtyenankh carries a haunch of beef, while the man behind him plucks a sacrificial bird from a cage. Among the offerings in the middle register is a tall, covered beer jar.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Wall Fragment from a Tomb Depicting Offering Bearers

Origin

Egypt

Date

2400 BC–2250 BC

Medium

Limestone

Dimensions

50.8 × 50.2 × 10.2 cm (20 × 19 3/4 × 4 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.228

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