Wall Painting


From: Egypt | Meydum

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E641
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Meydum
Locus Mastaba Of Nefermaat
Period Old Kingdom | Fourth Dynasty
Date Made 2625 - 2500 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Limestone | Pigment
Iconography Standard Bearer | Cattle

This painting comes from the mastaba tomb of Nefermaat, a son of King Sneferu. On the right, a standard-bearer leads a procession of cattle (only one horn survives) into the presence of Nefermaat (figure destroyed). The other objects represented are part of a hieroglyphic inscription giving the name and titles of the deceased. The accompanying drawing depicts the fragments as restored.

Credit Line Purchased from William Flinders Petrie, 1893
Other Number ES642 - Original Number

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