Painted Flake from Ostracon
Parallels from Egyptian tomb paintings suggest that the man depicted here is a fowler and the object he holds in his right hand is a bag filled with captured birds. The man is rendered in formal Egyptian drawing conventions: his form is outlined in black ink, and his skin color is shown as a single uniform hue. This treatment contrasts with the sketchy, informal drawing of the two birds above him.
- Medium: Limestone, pigment
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1336-1250 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty-XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 4 9/16 x 4 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (11.6 x 12.4 x 2.9 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: 68.46.2
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Painted Flake from Ostracon, ca. 1336-1250 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 4 9/16 x 4 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (11.6 x 12.4 x 2.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 68.46.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)