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Relief fragment with birds

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Limestone fragments (one large, two small; joined) of fowling scene showing netting (indicated by reddish-brown painted cross-hatching) with fluttering plover (with remnants of dark blue to black painted design for feathers) and part of a man's leg (painted reddish-brown). Additional traces of...

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Provenance

From el- Lisht, pyramid temple of Senwosret I, sanctuary. 1908-1909: excavated by the Metropolitan Museumof Art; assigned to the MMA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; 1952: lent to the MFA by y the MMA: 1954 received by the MFA by exchange with the MMA. (Accession date: May 13, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exchange

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret I, 1971–1926 B.C.

Findspot

Lisht, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 33 x 25.8 x 7.5 cm (13 x 10 3/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.647

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief