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C24th Collection

"C24th: A Glimpse into Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture" Step back in time with a collection of captivating artifacts from the 24th century BC

Background imageC24th Collection: Detail of relief of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom, 2465-2323 BC (limestone) (see also 440565

Detail of relief of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom, 2465-2323 BC (limestone) (see also 440565
CH440559 Detail of relief of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom, 2465-2323 BC (limestone) (see also 440565, 440566, 440564 and 440560) by Egyptian 5th Dynasty (c.2494-2345 BC)

Background imageC24th Collection: Relief of Three Offering Bearers, from Saqqara, c. 2311-2281 BC (painted limestone)

Relief of Three Offering Bearers, from Saqqara, c. 2311-2281 BC (painted limestone)
491163 Relief of Three Offering Bearers, from Saqqara, c.2311-2281 BC (painted limestone) by Egyptian 6th Dynasty (c.2350-2200 BC); h:38.40 w:72.20 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageC24th Collection: Relief of Men Bringing Desert Animals, c. 2311-2281 BC (limestone)

Relief of Men Bringing Desert Animals, c. 2311-2281 BC (limestone)
491160 Relief of Men Bringing Desert Animals, c.2311-2281 BC (limestone) by Egyptian 6th Dynasty (c.2350-2200 BC); h:36.50 w:161.20 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageC24th Collection: Head of Sargon I (c. 2334-2279 BC) 2334-2200 BC (copper) (see also 187024)

Head of Sargon I (c. 2334-2279 BC) 2334-2200 BC (copper) (see also 187024)
BAL199561 Head of Sargon I (c.2334-2279 BC) 2334-2200 BC (copper) (see also 187024) by Mesopotamian; Iraq Museum, Baghdad; (add.info.: conquered Southern Mesopotamia, Syria)

Background imageC24th Collection: Head of Sargon I (c. 2334-2279 BC) 2400-2200 BC (copper) (see also 187024)

Head of Sargon I (c. 2334-2279 BC) 2400-2200 BC (copper) (see also 187024)
XIR189592 Head of Sargon I (c.2334-2279 BC) 2400-2200 BC (copper) (see also 187024) by Mesopotamian; Iraq Museum, Baghdad; (add.info.: conquered Southern Mesopotamia, Syria)

Background imageC24th Collection: Relief of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom, 2465-2323 BC (limestone) (see also 440565, 440566

Relief of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom, 2465-2323 BC (limestone) (see also 440565, 440566
CH440564 Relief of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom, 2465-2323 BC (limestone) (see also 440565, 440566, 440559 and 440560) by Egyptian 5th Dynasty (c.2494-2345 BC)

Background imageC24th Collection: Relief of Agricultural Scenes, from Saqqara, c. 2311-2281 (painted limestone)

Relief of Agricultural Scenes, from Saqqara, c. 2311-2281 (painted limestone)
491162 Relief of Agricultural Scenes, from Saqqara, c.2311-2281 (painted limestone) by Egyptian 6th Dynasty (c.2350-2200 BC); h:92.50 w:173.8 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageC24th Collection: Head of Sargon I (c. 2334-2279 BC) 2400-2200 BC (copper) (b / w photo) (see also 189592)

Head of Sargon I (c. 2334-2279 BC) 2400-2200 BC (copper) (b / w photo) (see also 189592)
XIR187024 Head of Sargon I (c.2334-2279 BC) 2400-2200 BC (copper) (b/w photo) (see also 189592) by Mesopotamian; Iraq Museum, Baghdad; (add.info.: conquered Southern Mesopotamia, Syria)

Background imageC24th Collection: Relief depicting servants carrying a haunch of beef and a duck

Relief depicting servants carrying a haunch of beef and a duck
XIR226160 Relief depicting servants carrying a haunch of beef and a duck, from the Tomb of Princess Idut, Old Kingdom, c.2330 BC (painted limestone) by Egyptian 6th Dynasty (c.2350-2200 BC); Saqqara

Background imageC24th Collection: Detail of relief fragment of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom (limestone) (see also 440562)

Detail of relief fragment of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom (limestone) (see also 440562)
CH440563 Detail of relief fragment of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom (limestone) (see also 440562) by Egyptian 5th Dynasty (c.2494-2345 BC); Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Egyptian

Background imageC24th Collection: Inscribed Relief, from Saqqara, c. 2311-2281 BC (painted limestone)

Inscribed Relief, from Saqqara, c. 2311-2281 BC (painted limestone)
491141 Inscribed Relief, from Saqqara, c.2311-2281 BC (painted limestone) by Egyptian 6th Dynasty (c.2350-2200 BC); h:44.80 w:21.90 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; Gift of Dr

Background imageC24th Collection: Relief of Nyankhnesut Seated, from Saqqara, c. 2311-2281 BC (painted limestone)

Relief of Nyankhnesut Seated, from Saqqara, c. 2311-2281 BC (painted limestone)
491161 Relief of Nyankhnesut Seated, from Saqqara, c.2311-2281 BC (painted limestone) by Egyptian 6th Dynasty (c.2350-2200 BC); h:98.70 w:80.60 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageC24th Collection: Wide view of Crouching Scribe Statue, from Saqqara, Old Kingdom (limestone

Wide view of Crouching Scribe Statue, from Saqqara, Old Kingdom (limestone
XIR391129 Wide view of Crouching Scribe Statue, from Saqqara, Old Kingdom (limestone, alabaster & rock crystal) (see also 50750) by Egyptian 5th Dynasty (c.2494-2345 BC); 53.7 44 cm; Louvre, Paris

Background imageC24th Collection: Fragment of a relief depicting food preparation (limestone)

Fragment of a relief depicting food preparation (limestone)
HSC270343 Fragment of a relief depicting food preparation (limestone) by Egyptian 6th Dynasty (c.2350-2200 BC); 32x31.5 cm; Private Collection; Photo eHeini Schneebeli; Egyptian, out of copyright

Background imageC24th Collection: Striding Statue of Minnefer, c. 2377-2311 BC (painted limestone)

Striding Statue of Minnefer, c. 2377-2311 BC (painted limestone)
491350 Striding Statue of Minnefer, c.2377-2311 BC (painted limestone) by Egyptian 5th Dynasty (c.2494-2345 BC); h:53.80 w:14.40 d:23.40 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageC24th Collection: Relief of Men Bringing Birds and Cattle, c. 2311-2281 BC (painted limestone)

Relief of Men Bringing Birds and Cattle, c. 2311-2281 BC (painted limestone)
491164 Relief of Men Bringing Birds and Cattle, c.2311-2281 BC (painted limestone) by Egyptian 6th Dynasty (c.2350-2200 BC); h:57.40 w:98.00 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageC24th Collection: Detail of relief of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom, 2465-2323 BC (limestone) (see also 440560

Detail of relief of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom, 2465-2323 BC (limestone) (see also 440560
CH440566 Detail of relief of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom, 2465-2323 BC (limestone) (see also 440560, 440565, 440559 and 440564) by Egyptian 5th Dynasty (c.2494-2345 BC)

Background imageC24th Collection: Relief fragment of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom (limestone) (see also 440563)

Relief fragment of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom (limestone) (see also 440563)
CH440562 Relief fragment of Pehenuka, Old Kingdom (limestone) (see also 440563) by Egyptian 5th Dynasty (c.2494-2345 BC); 110.5x30.4 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Egyptian


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"C24th: A Glimpse into Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture" Step back in time with a collection of captivating artifacts from the 24th century BC, shedding light on the rich history of ancient Egypt. Delve into the intricate details of relief sculptures like the Relief of Pehenuka, showcasing the skilled craftsmanship of this era. Made from limestone, it offers a glimpse into everyday life during the Old Kingdom period (2465-2323 BC). Marvel at the painted limestone masterpieces such as The Relief of Three Offering Bearers and The Relief of Men Bringing Desert Animals. These vividly colored artworks transport us to c. 2311-2281 BC, capturing scenes that were significant to their society. The copper heads belonging to Sargon I are true treasures, dating back to 2334-2200 BC and 2400-2200 BC respectively. Their lifelike features give us an insight into royal portraiture during this time. Witness agricultural scenes come alive through another painted limestone relief from Saqqara. It depicts farmers tending to their crops and animals – a testament to their reliance on agriculture for sustenance. Inscribed reliefs provide valuable information about individuals like Nyankhnesut Seated, who lived between c. 2311-2281 BC. These depictions offer glimpses into social hierarchies and religious practices prevalent in ancient Egypt. Lastly, immerse yourself in fragments that tell stories within themselves - fragments like those found in Pehenuka's detail or servants carrying food offerings symbolizing abundance and prosperity. C24th takes you on an enchanting journey through time where art meets history; each artifact revealing fascinating aspects of daily life, beliefs, and artistic achievements achieved by our ancestors over four millennia ago.