Relief from the tomb of Tep-em-ankh. Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, ca. 2500–2300 B. C.

Limestone, paint
H. 29,5 cm; w. 60,5 cm
Purchased from Vladimir Golenischev,provenance: Saqqara, tomb D 11
I.1.а 5566
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The motifs found in Egyptian tombs of the Old Kingdom were not limited only to rituals and
ceremonies. Tomb reliefs and paintings illustrated numerous scenes from everyday life.
Among such reliefs there is a block from the Saqqara tomb of the high rank statesman Tep-em-ankh. The
fragments on it are parts of two extremely interesting images: one depicting the work of craftsmen, and
one showing a rather rare view of a market.

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