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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.


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.

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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief