Published Wood Figure of a Slaughtered Cow

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 12th Dynasty, 1991-1802 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 11.5 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 1150
Provenance: Private collection Giancarlo Ligabue, acquired 1998 at gallery Harmakhis in Brussels.
Condition: An extremely finely worked wood statuette with intensively preserved polychromy. Intact.
Description: Extraordinary finely worked wood sculpture of a slaughtered cow. The white painted cow with black spots lies with a slit throat and stretched out head on its belly, the legs tied up. At the back a small stumpy tail. The ears are separately worked and inserted. Intense polychromy preserved, of excellent quality. The object is published in “Animali e Mito nel Vicino Oriente Antico”, Trebaselegue, 2008, page 149, number 3. For further reference see: ”Model of a Slaughter House” at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, Accession Number 20.3.10.