Relief Showing Offerings for the Deceased, between 2450 and 2290 BCE

  • Egyptian

Painted limestone

  • Framed: Overall: 19 × 15 3/8 × 1 1/8 inches (48.3 × 39.1 × 2.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Hill Memorial Fund

76.5

On View

  • Egyptian W160

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Old kingdom
  • Limestone
  • Food
  • Paint
  • Relief
  • Fragment
  • Offerings, votive
  • Egypt
  • Animals
  • Hand (animal or human component)
  • Vegetables
  • Meat and meat products
  • Waterfowl

Provenance

(Jerome M. Eisenberg [1930-2022] New York, New York, USA); 1976-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Bulletin of the DIA 55, no. 1 (1976): p. 37 (ill.). Peck, William H. "Offerings for the Deceased," Bulletin of the DIA 58, no. 2 (1980): pp. 102-108. Vandier, Jacques. "Un don des amis du Louvre au Département des antiquitiés," La Revue du Louvre, 19 (1969): no. 1. Romano, James F. In the Fullness of Time. Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 2002, p.79.

Rights Status

Egyptian, Relief Showing Offerings for the Deceased, between 2450 and 2290 BCE, painted limestone. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Hill Memorial Fund, 76.5.