Old Kingdom Fragment of a Limestone Relief

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Old Kingdom, 5th-6th Dynasty, 2504-2216 B.C.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 23.5 cm
Price: 3 800 Euro
Ref: 1304
Provenance: French private collection Bourgade-Maturana, acquired prior to 1980. Accompagnied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Fragment
Description: Fragment of a limestone relief probably from Saqqara depicting a man to the left, wearing a tight cap. Both of his arms stretched downwards, possibly carrying out a task. On the right side part of another man's arm is visible. The still preserved facial features suggest the fragment being part of a high quality relief. For reference of the posture see the relief depicting a man milking a cow from the Mastaba of Kagemni in Sakkara. With remains of red-brown and black color. Mounted.