Relief, Feeding Calves
One of the most unusual scenes of daily life from el Amarna, this block depicts a herdsman thrusting his hand down the throat of a tethered cow. He may be force-feeding the animal or helping it digest its food. Above the cow we can see traces of three more animals and, at the far left, part of a much larger bovine, perhaps the mother cow.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dimensions: 9 1/16 x 21 1/4 in. (23 x 54 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 60.197.4
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Relief, Feeding Calves, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 9 1/16 x 21 1/4 in. (23 x 54 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.197.4. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)