Relief from a tomb of an official or a soldier. New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, ca. 1333–1292 B. C.

Limestone
Высота 29 см; ширина 48,5 см
From the collection of L.S. Ginsburg,provenance: Saqqara
1.1.а 6008
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The relief shows sixteen men mourning the deceased. This ritual roots in the myth about the
dying and resurrecting god Osiris and the mourning of his wife Isis and sister Nephthys. Since
the ancient times the ritual had been a part of the burial procession. Male mourners always had to
be present at the ceremony along with women. In the relief they are wearing triangular aprons,
which might indicate that the tomb belonged to an unknown military man.

  • Limestone
    Высота 29 см; ширина 48,5 см
  • At the PMFA since 1913
    From the collection of L.S. Ginsburg,provenance: Saqqara
  • 1.1.а 6008
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