Painted limestone, 9 1/16 x 21 1/4 in. (23 x 54 cm)
New Kingdom, late Dyn. 18, Amarna Period, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
Found at Hermopolis, Egypt, but made in Amarna, Egypt
Brooklyn #60.197.4 , Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Photo © Joan Lansberry, May 2008-2016
From the Museum website:|
"One of the most unusual scenes of daily life from el Amarna, this block depicts a herdsman thrusting his hand down the throat of a tethered cow. He may be force-feeding the animal or helping it digest its food. Above the cow we can see traces of three more animals and, at the far left, part of a much larger bovine, perhaps the mother cow."