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Tomb Wall Fragment Depicting Donkeys

A work made of limestone and pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of limestone and pigment.

Date:

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 (about 2504–2347 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

This fragment is part of a scene of donkeys being driven over grain to separate wheat from chaff- one that was used in many Egyptian tombs. The tomb’s owner selected the decoration for his or her tomb chamber from a selection of established themes, much as one might select wallpaper today.

Status

On View, Gallery 50

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Tomb Wall Fragment Depicting Donkeys

Place

Egypt (Object made in)

Date

2504 BCE–2347 BCE

Medium

Limestone and pigment

Dimensions

28 × 21 × 9.5 cm (11 × 8 1/4 × 3 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.234

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