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MME 1990:004 :: Relief

Object description
Fragment of a relief. Two men with a bull.
Inventory number
MME 1990:004
Object, Swedish
Country - Origin
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Origin
Limestone; Stone
Material, Swedish
Sten; Kalksten
Gift from Olle Engkvist foundation; Probably purchased in the 1960s from the Sultan Sameda in Cairo. At Medelhavsmuseet since 1980.
Acquisition, Swedish
Gåva från Olle Engkvists stiftelse: troligen inköpt under 1960-talet från Sultan Sameda i Kairo. På medelhavsmuseet sedan 1980.
Description, Swedish
Fragment av en relief. Två men med en tjur.
Fragment of a relief. Two men with a bull.
5-6th Dynasty (c.2513-c.2191 BC), Old Kingdom
Period, Swedish
5-6e dynastin (ca.2513-ca.2191 f Kr) Gamla riket
Name - Photographer
Kaneberg, Ove
Ove Kaneberg, photographer at the The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, 1995-2016.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, digitaltmuseum.org
Source, Viaf - same as
Source, Kulturnav - same as
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-

The history of Egypt is long, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley around 7000 years ago to the present day. Egypt was for a long period of time ruled by autocratic kings – the pharaohs. At other times, it was part

of larger empires such as the Persian, Roman and Ottoman.

The pharaonic culture was characterised by high conservatism.

Things were – and should be – as they always had been.

Old traditions and ways of thinking lived on, long after the last pharaohs.

They were present in the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and are present in Egypt today.

Welcome on a walk through the history of Egypt!

Time - Start
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 5, Village life
Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 5.4
Exhibition - Previously
Egypten, 1982-2012

The Egyptian exhibition shows various aspects of life in Pharaonic Egypt from 3000 BC to the Christian era. There are also many objects from the prehistoric period, starting around 5000 BC. Most of the objects came to Sweden in the late 19:century, and have been donated to the museum from private collections.

The Egyptian Exhibition contains, in addition to mummified humans, also mummies of cats, birds, fishes and snakes. The Goddess Isis with the child Horus in her lap meets the visitors as they enter the exhibition. The pose she holds occurs commonly in western art where the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus often is portrayed in the same position.

A portrait of the well-known pharaoh Sesostris was donated to Sweden by the Egyptian government in recognition both of Swedish participation when the Assuan-dam was built and of professor Torgny Säve-Söderbergh as an internationally well-known Egyptologist. (www.medelhavsmuseet.se, 2010-09-01)

The exhibition was made already in 1982. In 2002 there was a change, several of the galleries (4-8) on the upper floor were closed.

Time - Start
Time - End
Exhibition, Part of - Previously
Egyptian gallery 2, showcase 02:02
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
Tomb relief depicting two men leading an ox. Beef was very expensive and desirable. Therefore oxen are usually depicted in tombs with the hope that the deceased would have access to their meat in the afterlife.
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label
Gravrelief föreställande två män som leder en oxe. Nötkött var mycket dyrt och eftertraktat. Därför avbildades oxar ofta i gravar med en förhoppning om att den döde skulle få tillgång till oxkött i livet efter detta.
Medelhavsmuseet, En introduktion, s. 26-27; Peterson, R...Männer mit Stier, MM Bulletin 16, 1981, 3 ff; Borelius, Västerlandets konsthistoria, 1983, s.26; R.Krauss, Gesprächige Met..., Ber...(se bilaga till katalogen); B. Vachala, ZÄS 114, 1987, 91 ff; R. Krauss, Varia Aegyptiaca 3, 3, 1987, 259 ff.
Reference - Published in
George, Beate & Kaneberg, Ove (1999). Kärlek till Egypten: konst och konsthantverk från faraonernas tid i Medelhavsmuseet. Stockholm: Medelhavsmuseet
Source - http
Peterson, Bengt (1981) "Zwei Männer mit Stier: Ein Grabrelief des Alten Reiches" in Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin no 16 (1981) p.3-5.
Source - http
books.google.se, libris.kb.se
Height / Höjd
43 cm
Width / Bredd
86 cm
Depth / Djup
3,5 cm
H. 43 cm, W. 86 cm, D. 3.5 cm
Date - Registration