Fragment of Tomb Relief
This scene represents sacrifice and offering. At the bottom right, a man leads a calf, which is also shown slaughtered (just above and to the right). Two seated women and a standing man (farther above) observe the sacrifice and offer bread. Such scenes could occur in daily life, at funerals as part of the ritual, and as a regular observance after the deceased was buried.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1979-1801 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XII Dynasty
- Period: Middle Kingdom
- Dimensions: 13 11/16 x 25 9/16 x 2 9/16 in. (34.7 x 65 x 6.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.1349E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragment of Tomb Relief, ca. 1979-1801 B.C.E. Limestone, 13 11/16 x 25 9/16 x 2 9/16 in. (34.7 x 65 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1349E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)