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Painted Limestone Relief: E.5.1906

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 19


Painted Limestone Relief




Fragment, with dog-like animal (possibly a fox) attacking a bird's nest. This motif is better known from Old Kingdom tombs. This relief comes to the museum with others from the mortuary temple of King Mentuhotep II.

Measurements and weight

Height: 35 cm
Width: 55 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1904) by The Egyptian Exploration Fund


Eleventh Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
-2125 - -2055

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.5.1906
Primary reference Number: 50933
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 28 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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