7 December 2000
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
Old Kingdom, Dynasty V-VI, 2465-2150 B.C.
Sculpted in raised relief with a butchering scene, preserving a man in profile to the left with one hand holding a bull's leg, a knife in the other, the big loop on his belt perhaps a whet-stone, to the left the hands and arms of an assistant holding the fore-leg of the bull
5¼ in. (13.3 cm) high
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For a similar example see fig. 151 in Harpur, Decoration in Egyptian Tombs of the Old Kingdom.
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