Relief of Two Figures with Different Coiffures
Scenes of daily life, many of which may actually have had religious significance, were a basic element of private-tomb decoration until the first part of Dynasty XVIII. Their renewed popularity in tombs of Dynasties XXV and XXVI reflects that era's penchant for the past. It is uncertain whether the unusual frontal depiction of the scribe shown here is an archaism or an innovation of the relief's own time.
- Culture: Egyptian
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Possible Place Collected: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXV Dynasty-early XXVI Dynasty
- Period: late Third Intermediate Period-early Late Period
- Dimensions: 4 1/8 x 8 15/16 x 1 in. (10.4 x 22.7 x 2.5 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: 83.160
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Egyptian. Relief of Two Figures with Different Coiffures, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 4 1/8 x 8 15/16 x 1 in. (10.4 x 22.7 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 83.160. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: One painted limestone relief depicting two male figures with different coiffures and an accompanying text in hieroglyphs. At the top, traces of a second register with the feet of a bovine. Condition: The edges are cracked and there are some piece missing from the extreme right hand edge. The object has numerous hairline fissures which do not seem to go through the entire block.
- Record Completeness: Best (83%)