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Tatalat: force-feeding a cow

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Limestone talatat depicting two servants force-feeding a cow.

Provenance

From Hermopolis. Excavated by the Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition between 1929 and 1939 (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no.PC 52); by 1963: with Michel Abemayor, New York; 1963: purchased by the MFA from Michel Abemayor, June 19, 1963.

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1349–1336 B.C.

Findspot

Hermopolis, originally from el-Amarna, Egypt

Object Place for Label

Dimensions

Overall: 22.8 x 52 x 3.5cm (9 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/8in.) Other (Height x length x D): 52cm (20 1/2in.)

Accession Number

63.960

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief