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Fragment of relief with butchering scene

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Two men butchering a bull; in sunk relief. From the tomb of Mentuemhat at Thebes. Man facing right holds hind leg of animal with both hands while second man holds leg with left hand and wields knife with right. Foot of a third person in lower left corner.

Provenance

From Thebes, Tomb of Mentuemhat. By 1965: with M. Girod-Mallon; 1965: Purchased from M. Girod-Mallon by the MFA. (Accession Date: Decemeber 6, 1965)

Credit Line

Egyptian Curator's Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–26, 760–525 B.C.

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 33.0 x 33.7 cm (13 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1685

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief