Votive Pectoral of Ptolemy V
Egyptian collars provided protection as well as decoration. Worn by the deceased in the tomb, they were also used in life to safeguard sacred objects.
The decoration and shape of this collar are typical of a beb-collar, one that hung from the prow of a sacred boat, protecting both it and the image of the god carried within. Successful defense of the god against the forces of evil helped ensure the continuation of the original world order.
- Medium: Wood, plaster, and glass
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: 205-180 B.C.E.
- Period: Ptolemaic Period
- Dimensions: 19 5/8 x 14 1/2 in. (49.8 x 36.9 cm) Other (Registers): 1 3/4 in. (4.4 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: 33.383
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Votive Pectoral of Ptolemy V, 205-180 B.C.E. Wood, plaster, and glass, 19 5/8 x 14 1/2 in. (49.8 x 36.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.383. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)