These figures must once have formed part of a tomb relief of a procession of figures bringing offerings to the deceased. Semi-nudity for subservient figures is not rare in Egyptian art. However, the combination of these figures' scanty attire, the boldness of the relief carving, and the semi-frontal depiction of the woman is sufficiently unusual to help date this relief to the second half of the fourth century B.C.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: 4th century B.C.E.
- Period: Late Period
- Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (13 x 7 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: 77.193
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragmentary Relief, 4th century B.C.E. Limestone, 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (13 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 77.193. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (81%)