Relief of Mourning Men, Roughly Rectangular Slab
This relief fragment shows two men, on the right, who make the gestures of mourners. The small cuts in the stone surface above and in front of the figures represent the dust that mourning Egyptians poured on their heads as a sign of bereavement. To the left can be seen the traces of a man in official dress who appears to be hurrying from the opened door of the tomb. Unlike many of the objects in this gallery, the scene suggests distress in the presence of death.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 9 9/16 x 14 3/16 x 7/8 in. (24.3 x 36 x 2.3 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 69.114
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Relief of Mourning Men, Roughly Rectangular Slab, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 9/16 x 14 3/16 x 7/8 in. (24.3 x 36 x 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 69.114. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)