Relief fragment - 910.34.102_1


Relief fragment

Geography: Excavated at the temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
7.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 cm
Object number: 910.34.102
Not on view
DescriptionThis fragment from the 11th Dynasty temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep appears to show part of an offering scene, with the head of a bovine, tongue sticking out.  The scene might actually show the sacrifice of the animal, as the head seems to be resting on a floor; if the slaughter had been completed, the head would have been part of a pile of offerings.
The original location and function  of the piece in the temple's decoration has not been determined.
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