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Object Number: E641
Current Location: Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Meydum
Locus: Mastaba Of Nererme'et
Period: Old Kingdom
Fourth Dynasty
Date Made: 2625 - 2500 BC
Early Date: -2626
Late Date: -2499
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Limestone
Pigment
Iconography:Standard Bearer
Cattle
Credit Line:Purchased from William Flinders Petrie, 1893
Other NumberES642 - Original Number

Description

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.


Bibliography:

[Book] Petrie, William M. 1892. Medum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 27View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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