Fragmentary relief of birds

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
2140–1991 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 16.7 x 9 x 4.2 cm (6 9/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1994.219

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

The fragment is executed in raised relief. the surviving decoration portrays parts of two birds standing on two incised bands of decoration. Traces of red and brown paint remain. The fragment is chipped on all edges.

Provenance

By date unknown: collection of George Kenneth; to his niece, Nancy Q. Whalen-Rude; 1994: givento the MFA by Ms. Whalen-Rude.

(Accession date: June 22, 1994)

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy Q. Whalen-Rude