A Bull's Slaughter (Wooden Funerary Model)

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Liana Miate
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published on 08 May 2017
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12th Dynasty, about 1985-1795 BCE. Provenance unknown. The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

Wooden funerary model representing the slaughtering of a bull, enabling it to be sacrificed for eternity in the afterlife. Meat, in particular, the bull's foreleg, was a typical food offering.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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