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Squeeze: relief from the tomb of Ptahhotep at Saqqara

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


Findspot: Egypt, Saqqara, Tomb of Ptahhotep

Dimensions

Width x length: 216.0 x 43.3 cm (85 1/16 x 17 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

78.134

Medium or Technique

Paper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Reproductions

Scene from the tomb of Ptahotep of two registers. Top: man cleaning fish, young boy and man making rope, and a pile of offerings. Bottom: building of three canoes by eleven men and two young boys.

Provenance

From Egypt, Saqqara, Tomb of Ptahhotep. By 1878: James Davis Collection; 1878: Given by James Davis to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of James Davis