Relief of a high priestess
This relief fragment from a chapel in North Karnak shows a God's Wife of Amun, a celibate high priestess of the god, wearing a vulture headdress. The ankh-sign held before her nose is offered by a now missing deity. The provenance of this block, as well as the stylistic detailing of the mouth, nose, and eye, suggests an identification with Shepenwepet II, the daughter of the Kushite king Piye.
- Culture: Egyptian
- Medium: Sandstone
- Dates: ca. 700 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: second half of XXV Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 11 7/16 x 11 5/8 x 2 3/16 in. (29.1 x 29.6 x 5.6 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 74.99.2
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Egyptian. Relief of a high priestess, ca. 700 B.C.E. Sandstone, 11 7/16 x 11 5/8 x 2 3/16 in. (29.1 x 29.6 x 5.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 74.99.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (74%)