Fragment of a Stela Depicting Plowing, Harvesting, and Fowling
Egypt (Object made in)
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Middle Register: The hieroglyphs here funtion like captions in comic books - the man to the right complains "I am thirsty," while the woman to the left says, "I am tired". In the upper most register, a man uges the oxen on, saying, "Ha!"
35.6 × 33 × 10.2 cm (14 × 13 × 4 in.)
W. Moses Willner Fund
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Art Institute of Chicago, Thirty-second Annual Report: June 1, 1910–June 1, 1911 (Art Institute of Chicago, 1911), pp. 19, 62.
Thomas George Allen, A Handbook of The Egyptian Collection (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1923), pp. 27, 28 (ill.).
C. Ransom Williams, “Review: The Chicago Art Institute Egyptian Collection,” The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures, 41, 3 (April 1925), p. 204.
Art Institute of Chicago, A Brief Illustrated Guide to the Collections (Art Institute of Chicago, 1935), p. 9.
Walter Wreszinski, Atlas zur altägyptischen Kulturgeschichte. Teil III: Gräber des Alten Reiches, ed. Heinrich Schäfer (J.C. Hinrichs, 1942), p. 112, tf. 55B.
Khaled Daoud, Necropoles Memphiticae: Inscriptions from the Herakleopolitan Period (Alexandria: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2011), 264, fig. 88.
The Art Institute of Chicago, acquired in 1910.
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