Relief block depicting plucking and roasting fowl and herds crossing water
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 12
- reign of Amenemhat I, late
- ca. 1962–1952 B.C.
- From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Tomb of Nakht (493) possibly, re-used as sill in a house, MMA excavations, 1913–14
- H. 95.2 cm (37 1/2 in.); W. 71.7 cm (28 1/4 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1915
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The upper register of the block depicts the plucking and cooking of geese, while the lower scene shows cattle being led through the marshes. The block was found reused as the threshold of a house at the site of Lisht North; the rectangular hole in the upper left corner was cut to receive one of the doorposts. Stylistic and iconographic features indicate that the relief comes from one of the Dynasty 12 mastabas at the site.