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Ancient Egyptian model figures

Detail from the model of Meketre counting cattle.

This large model shows a courtyard where the inspection of cattle took place. Meketre, his son, and four scribes sit under a columned canopy with scribes and guards standing nearby.

Cattle are driven before them by several farmers and herdsmen in order to be counted for inspection purposes. All men are wearing short kilts and the farmers who drive the cattle are wearing long wigs and holding sticks.

11th dynasty, from Thebes, tomb of Meketre (TT280)

JE 46724

Upper floor, room 27

 

Cairo Museum

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Taken on April 16, 2016