Painting of a Standing King
The identity of the king represented as a statue standing in the center of this fragmentary painting cannot be determined, but the colors and the confident drawing suggest a New Kingdom date. The scene was probably part of a wall in a Theban private tomb. Flanking the king are djed-pillars surmounted by human-headed ba birds. The birds may represent the gods Shu and Tefnut, who along with Ptah formed the Memphite triad.
- Medium: Mud, plaster, pigment
- Dates: ca. 1539-1070 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty-XX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 5 5/16 x 1 5/16 x 4 5/16 in. (13.5 x 3.4 x 11 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: 16.208
- Credit Line: Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Painting of a Standing King, ca. 1539-1070 B.C.E. Mud, plaster, pigment, 5 5/16 x 1 5/16 x 4 5/16 in. (13.5 x 3.4 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.208. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Painting of a standing king (?) facing right, flanked by two large Ded columns each surmounted by Horus falcon with large sun disk. White background. Figures in red, yellow and blue. Painted on square brick made of mud and straw. White slip on all surfaces. Use of object not clear. Possibly an inlay. Obviously not a fragment. Condition: Very fragile and dry. All surfaces flaking to some extent. Paint missing from edges of decorated surface. Various minor chips.
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)