Relief of Khaemwaset
Prince Khaemwaset, the fourth son of Ramesses II, showed a greater inclination for religious and intellectual pursuits than for the military adventures of his father. He built at least one tomb for himself, laid out and elaborately decorated in the underground burial vaults of the Apis bull, the animal sacred to the Memphite god Ptah. In this relief, which mayor may not come from that tomb, he is depicted bearing a libation vessel and sporting the sidelock of a sem-priest, a functionary of Ptah.
- Medium: Limestone
- Dates: ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Period
- Dimensions: 12 13/16 x 12 9/16 x 2 in. (32.6 x 31.9 x 5.1 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: 37.513
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Relief of Khaemwaset, ca. 1279-1213 B.C.E. Limestone, 12 13/16 x 12 9/16 x 2 in. (32.6 x 31.9 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.513. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)