Scenes at the butcher's

Scenes at the butcher’s are depicted in two little sub-registers. A butcher is cutting up a dead ox lying on the ground in the one at the top. A man carrying an egg-shaped vase can be seen on the left (or a stylised heart). He appears to be making his way towards the mummy that has been set up for the mouth-opening ritual. Similarly, another man travelling in the same way has a foreleg, the preferred cut. A red-hued cow is walking to the right behind him.

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Scenes at the butcher’s

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, Reigns of Amenhotep III 


1386 to 1353 BC

Egypt, Luxor, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna

Tomb of Ameneminet (TT277)