Fragmentary Slab, "Riverside Scene"
Part of this boat moored along the Nile appears in the lower left corner of this relief. Next to the boat a farmer, carrying two large water jars suspended from a pole, climbs the steep riverbank. His goal is the irrigated field, arranged in square plots, at the far right. In the scene at the very top, a shipbuilder smoothes a wooden plank.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 15 x 1 11/16 in. (23.5 x 38.1 x 4.3 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: 65.16
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragmentary Slab, "Riverside Scene," ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 9 1/4 x 15 x 1 11/16 in. (23.5 x 38.1 x 4.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 65.16. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Fragmentary limestone relief with traces of red color and part of two representations in sunk relief. Above: a man facing left, his head missing is seated on a three-legged stool in an enclosure working with an adze on a long pole; on his right a storage jar on a stand, other objects nearby. In the scene below a boat is moored at left whereas in the center some plants indicate the river back here a man, moving up an undulating hill line to the right, carries two water jars on a pole over his shoulders. One of his legs - like part of the boat - is cut off. To the right a grid indicates a field or the layout of a garden. Condition: Good. Lower right corner and upper center of edge are badly chipped. Left side is broken off diagonally, from the bottom up inward. Entire surface uneven and somewhat pitted in places; some spotty dark brown discoloration.
- Record Completeness: Best (88%)