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Relief with butchering scene

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Two joining fragments in fine detailed raised relief depicting three regisers. The top register depicts a series of jars and jar stands containing offerings. The second and third registers depict slaughtering scenes, including a man sharpening his knife. Above the second and third registers are...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Giza, tomb G 2374 / filling

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2500–2350 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 51.2 x 37.6 x 67 cm (20 3/16 x 14 13/16 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3101a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief