<em>Relief with a Servant Making theTomb Owner's Bed</em>, ca. 2350-2170 B.C.E. Limestone, 17 x 1 3/16 x 36 3/4 in. (43.2 x 3 x 93.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 71.10.1a-d. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.10.1ad_negA_bw_IMLS.jpg)

Relief with a Servant Making theTomb Owner's Bed

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2350-2170 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 17 x 1 3/16 x 36 3/4 in. (43.2 x 3 x 93.3 cm)

Collections:

Accession Number: 71.10.1a-d

Image: 71.10.1ad_negA_bw_IMLS.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Four adjoining portions of a limestone relief from a tomb (a-c) are decorated with a representation of a male servant placing a headrest upon a bed. The bed stands under a canopy supported by poles. The artist has had some difficulty in showing the servant behind the poles of the canopy: his body cuts over them and vice versa. Fragment d is decorated with a representation of a doorway (?) to the left of which are offerings consisting mainly of vases and furniture. Condition: Surface worn; chips and scratches in various places.

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