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Mastaba wall / portion


Portion of mastaba wall in limestone, in five fragments joined together and carved in low relief, depicting statue-dragging before the tomb owner, censing, and offering bearers: Ancient Egyptian, Lower Egypt, Saqqara, Tomb Chapel of Niankhnesut, early 6th Dynasty

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Mastaba wall / portion

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


Early 6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom, Ancient Egyptian

Collection place(s)

Saqqara, Lower Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa




  • Ancient Egypt Rediscovered (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland


Aldred, C., Royal Scottish Museum Report. 1971-1973, (Edinburgh, 1973), p. 28

Malek, J., 'The Provenance of Several Tomb-Reliefs of the Old Kingdom', Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 8 (1980), p. 204, fig. 3

Delvaux, Simon, "Études sur les modes de transport terrestre en Égypte de l'Ancien au Nouvel Empire" (2016; PhD thesis Montpellier), no. 282

PM III.2, 694-6

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