Block with a butchery scene

Architectural element, decorated block

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 50.19.2

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 18.0cm, Height 23.0cm

Material(s) limestone

Fragment of a limestone block with decoration executed in raised relief. The scene represents the upper part of a butcher. His body is painted red. A hoof of an sacrificed animal can be seen in front of a man. Above the scene an inscription is carved, sign O49 (njwt) and "in electrum" (m ḏʿm) can be read.

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk

History

Donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1950 by Mrs. Morton C. Nichols.