Jul 19, 2007

Men Trussing an Ox

Men Trussing an Ox

c. 667–647 BC


Overall: 38.4 x 55.6 cm (15 1/8 x 21 7/8 in.)

Gift of the Hanna Fund 1951.283



Several attendants are trussing an ox in preparation for its ritual slaughter, either as a food offering to the deceased or as part of the funerary feast. It is probably a direct copy of an Old Kingdom relief.

See also
Egypt - Late Period
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