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Relief with a Servant Making theTomb Owner's Bed

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2350-2170 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 6
    PERIOD Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 17 x 1 3/16 x 36 3/4 in. (43.2 x 3 x 93.3 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 71.10.1a-d
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Four adjoining portions of a limestone relief from a tomb (a-c) are decorated with a representation of a male servant placing a headrest upon a bed. The bed stands under a canopy supported by poles. The artist has had some difficulty in showing the servant behind the poles of the canopy: his body cuts over them and vice versa. Fragment d is decorated with a representation of a doorway (?) to the left of which are offerings consisting mainly of vases and furniture. Condition: Surface worn; chips and scratches in various places.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Relief with a Servant Making theTomb Owner's Bed, ca. 2350-2170 B.C.E. Limestone, 17 x 1 3/16 x 36 3/4 in. (43.2 x 3 x 93.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 71.10.1a-d. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.71.10.1a-d_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.71.10.1a-d_view01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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