- Museum number
Limestone tomb relief: this slab, which is carved in good, low relief, contains the lowest register and part of the register above from a wall exhibiting scenes of offering and the preparation of sacrifices. The bottom register contains representations of the ritual slaying and dismemberment of four oxen. Above is the lower half of a register which contained figures of offering-bearers. In front of each figure is a raised panel where the name of the person shown should have been carved in low relief. Three names only have been scratched roughly on three of the panels: Neferihy (?), Hau, and Itisen.
- Production date
- 2479BC-2322BC (circa)
Height: 138 millimetres
Length: 149.50 centimetres (case)
Width: 60 centimetres (case)
Width: 43 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The British Museum, 'A guide to the Egyptian galleries (Sculpture)' (London, 1909), p. 22;
The British Museum, 'Hieroglyphic texts from Egyptian stelae, &c., in the British Museum' Part 6 (London, 1922), pl. 16;
'Toros. Image i culte a la mediterránia antiga : [exposició a Barcelona, Saló del Tinell, Barcelona, del 14 de noviembre de 2002 al 6 de marzo de 2003 / coordinació de Lina Ubero, Quim Vicente]' (Barcelona, 2002), 400-401, Cat. No. 188.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Exhibition: "The Bull in the Ancient World / Bulls: Image and Cult in the ancient Mediterranean", Salo del Tinell, Barcelona, 14 Nov 2002-13 Feb 2003; then Benaki Museum, Athens, 14 Nov 2002-7 Jun 2003.
- Good, apart from a very few slightly damaged areas.
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: BS.430 (Birch Slip Number)