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Fragment of Tomb Relief

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
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)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1349E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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    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
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery A-2 installation, CUR.37.1349E_wwgA-2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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