<em>Relief with Desert Scene</em>, ca. 2472–2455 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 11 7/16 x 17 1/16 x 1 3/16 in. (29 x 43.3 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 64.147. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.147_SL1.jpg)

Relief with Desert Scene

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2472–2455 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 11 7/16 x 17 1/16 x 1 3/16 in. (29 x 43.3 x 3 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 64.147

Image: 64.147_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Rectangular slab of fine white limestone with the remains of three registers depicting animals of the desert on a hilly terrain in very low relief. Traces of brown and red color. Register (1) has three pairs of ungulate feet facing left; register (2) has on the left a calf and on the right two panthers, the register being broken by the head of the male bubalis from below; register (3) has two mating bubales on the left and hindquarters of an animal giving birth to a young on the right. Condition: Chipped and marred in spots; right upper corner missing; bottom, top and left side ancient, right side fragmentary. Calcite deposits.

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