Amulet of Thoeris
|Date||25th–22th century B.C.|
|Medium, technique||limestone, painted|
15.2 x 9.7 cm
|On view||This artwork can be displayed at the permanent exhibition|
The provenance of this painted relief fragment with the portrait of a man is unknown, but it might have decorated one of the interior walls of an Old Kingdom tomb probably in the Memphite necropolis. The figure rising only a few millimetres from the wall-face was made with the bas relief technique, which was commonly used in the Old Kingdom. The relief was elaborately carved, fashioned like a sculpture and painted with strong colours.