7 December 2000
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED LIMESTONE RELIEF
Old Kingdom, Dynasty V-VI, 2465-2150 B.C.
In wafer-thin raised relief, preserving parts of two superimposed registers, the upper with the legs of three distinct retainers standing on a thin groundline, all male figures in profile to the right, with painted red flesh, the lower with the head and shoulders of four other figures, also in profile to the right, each bearing a fowl as an offering
37½ in. (95.3 cm) long
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