Attendants of Hatshepsut
The zigzag pattern on the band at the top of this fragment represents water. The original scene showed a religious procession of boats carrying statues of gods and kings. The two men depicted in this fragment were part of a long line of priests and royal attendants who accompanied the flotilla on the bank of the river or canal each carrying a long staff and a small bouquet. The regular celebration of processions such as the one depicted here reinforced the Egyptians' idea of cyclical time and the eternal repetition of events.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Place Excavated: Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Thebes (Deir el Bahri), Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1478-1458 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 11 13/16 x 5 7/8 x 1 9/16in. (30 x 15 x 4cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 74.98.2
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Attendants of Hatshepsut, ca. 1478-1458 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 11 13/16 x 5 7/8 x 1 9/16in. (30 x 15 x 4cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 74.98.2. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (90%)