Wall Relief Fragment

LIV.2014.6.59
Limestone fragment of raised relief decoration from a tomb or temple wall with representations of two birds being held by their wings by an offering bearer. Remains of paint in are visible in places: blue background, yellow for the hand and red/brown for the birds. Two auction house stickers were stuck to the surface: one with the number 738 and another (crossed out) 208 - both removed on 2008. On one side there is a red pencil mark reading Del - ba...? (difficult to read). Described as being from Deir el-Bahri in the 1906 sale catalogue of the Robert de Rustafjaell collection, sold at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge auction house (1906, p. 6, lot 54).