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Relief of women carrying a jar

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Fragment of raised relief from the chapel of Queen Nofru at Deir el-Bahri. The scene depicts two serving women carrying a large pottery vessel in a rope sling suspended from a pole.

Provenance

By 1973: with Charles D. Kelekian, New York; purchased by the MFA from Charles D. Kelekian March 14, 1973. (Accession Date: March 14, 1973)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11, reign of Mentuhotep II, 2061–2040 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Width x height: 32.5 x 22 cm (12 13/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.147

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief