Slab with Two Reclining Male Figures
Most people think of Egypt as a very warm country, but at night the desert air can be uncomfortably cold. This camp scene shows two men lying on either side of a roaring fire; they cover their bodies with thick blankets to protect against chills. The artist lets us see through the blankets as if they were transparent.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Possible Place Collected: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dimensions: 9 3/16 x 14 3/8 x 1 15/16 in. (23.3 x 36.5 x 5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 64.148.3
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Slab with Two Reclining Male Figures, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 9 3/16 x 14 3/8 x 1 15/16 in. (23.3 x 36.5 x 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 64.148.3. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Whitish discolored limestone slab, with two reclining male figures in sunk relief, one above the other; between them an oblong object, with fire at left end. Vertical line on right. Original edge preserved above, left and bottom; right edge broken. Traces of red color on men's faces, oblong object and vertical cut. Condition: Edges rough; nose of upper man chipped, whole surface discolored yellow brown.
- Record Completeness: Best (90%)