Relief of a Man Seated at a Table of Offerings

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Title

Relief of a Man Seated at a Table of Offerings

Keywords

Carving, relief, sculpture, stone

Date

2435-2306 BC

Context

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
Egypt
Egyptian

Medium/Dimensions

Limestone, pigment
14 x 10 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (35.6 x 26.7 x 9.5 cm)

Object Number

2008.059.001A

Description

The owner of a mastaba tomb is shown here sitting on a stool supported by a carved representation of cow legs, which stand on little trapezoidal pads. The seat of the chair ends in carved papyrus heads, often used as decorative terminals in furniture. By the end of the Old Kingdom, lion legs largely replace bovine ones as supports for beds, stools, and chairs.|

The man wears a short linen kilt tied with a belt and a triangular apron that droops over the side of the stool. He wears a broad collar, and one hand is held up to his chest. Often a linen napkin would be shown held in this hand; it may never have been carved here or rendered only in paint. Traces of paint show he was colored a dark red to depict a deep tan. His hair is worn long, reaching to his shoulders in a common hairstyle for men of the period along with a short beard below his chin.

Credit Line

Gift of Joop Bollen

Exhibits/Publications

Life and Death in the Pyramid Age: The Emory Old Kingdom Mummy, Michael C. Carlos Museum, September 10 - December 11, 2011|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, May 14, 2013 - Present

Rights

.© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2011.
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On View

Yes

Citation

“Relief of a Man Seated at a Table of Offerings,” Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online, accessed June 23, 2018, http://carlos.digitalscholarship.emory.edu/items/show/7156.

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