Talatat: force-feeding a cow

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1349–1336 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Hermopolis, originally from el-Amarna

Dimensions

Overall: 22.8 x 52 x 3.5cm (9 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/8in.) Other (Height x length x D): 52cm (20 1/2in.)

Accession Number

63.960

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Limestone talatat depicting two servants force-feeding a cow.

Provenance

From Hermopolis. Excavated by the Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition between 1929 and 1939 (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no.PC 52); by 1963: with Michel Abemayor, New York; 1963: purchased by the MFA from Michel Abemayor, June 19, 1963.

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund