Relief from tomb of Mehu female offering bearers and butchering scene
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, reused in building chamber intrusive pit G 2423Y
Overall: 11 x 41 x 13 cm (4 5/16 x 16 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)
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This rectangular slab, executed in fine, raised relief depicts the torsos of 4 female offering bearers facing the right. It joins 37.2761.1, .4, and .6.
Overall 37.2761 contains two registers. The top register (.1-.5) depicts seven female offering bearers and piles of offerings before the legs of a seated figure at an offering table. The lower register (.6) contains five men butchering two oxen.
From Giza, reused in building chamber of intrusive pit G 2423Y, Tomb of Mehu. 1937: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition