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Squeeze: relief from a tomb at Saqqara, now in Cairo

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


Object Place: Egypt, Saqqarah (now in Cairo), Tomb

Dimensions

Width x length: 28.0 x 144.0 cm (11 x 56 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

78.142

Medium or Technique

Paper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Reproductions

Scene of a grain harvest: three accountants, and a young boy, look on as two men fill grain-measures. To the far right, two men are depicted making obeisance to other scribes.

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