Fragment of Colored Hieroglyphs
To represent sounds and ideas, the Egyptian system of hieroglyphic writing employed signs in the form of complete or partial images of humans, other creatures, plants, and objects. The intricacy and beauty of some hieroglyphs qualify them as miniature works of art, just as some large-scale figural representations are actualiy monumental hieroglyphs. Many of this vitrine's reliefs were once as brightly painted as this text.
This text refers to these objects: ' 60.131.2; 60.131.1
- Medium: Limestone, paint
- Possible Place Collected: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXV Dynasty-early XXVI Dynasty
- Period: late Third Intermediate Period-early Late Period
- Dimensions: 7 x 5 7/8 in. (17.8 x 14.9 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: 60.131.1
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragment of Colored Hieroglyphs, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Limestone, paint, 7 x 5 7/8 in. (17.8 x 14.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.131.1. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Fragment of limestone with single column of inscription in sunk relief containing plural termination of a word, the quail in yellow and red, the strokes in blue. Joins at upper left corner of fragment 60.131.2. Condition: Preserved portion intact.
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)