Squeeze: Old Kingdom relief, possibly from Saqqara

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 25.0 x 130.7 cm (9 13/16 x 51 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

78.152

Medium or Technique

Paper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Reproductions

Old Kingdom relief, possibly from Saqqara. On the left, scenes of mat-making and bird plucking with a supervisor who is asleep. To the right, a supervisor sits with his staff and dog, overseeing men drying fish.

Provenance

From Egypt, tomb at Saqqara (now in Cairo). By 1878: James Davis Collection; 1878: Given by James Davis to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of James Davis