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Limestone relief

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Limestone relief


architectural element




lower register shows (at left) a vine growing up over a trellis, with gardeners (called kAnw) carrying baskets of grapes away to the right; the register above shows the feet of people moving to the left, presumably carrying grapes to be trodden; the remains of the feet of the wine-treaders is visible at top left

Field Collection

Saqqara ? Egypt


length 40 cm
width 65 cm


Old Kingdom


2505 B.C. — 2216 B.C.


given: the family of Green, F.W. 1950 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

From the MacGregor Collection; bought by F.W. Green in 1922


  1. Strudwick, N.
    An Old Kingdom Vintage Scene [page: ]
    Source title: Bulletin de la Société d'égyptologie, Genève (1987)
    [comments: 111-117]
  2. (1922) Sotheby's Sale Catalogue, 26 June-6 July 1922 (1922) [page: 205]



Accession Number

E.5.1950 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 62031; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-13)

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