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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, Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, c.2360-2270 BC

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


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