Face from the Lid of a Sarcophagus
The broad, flat character of this face indicates that it came from a sarcophagus. The fillet with lotus flowers is a symbol of light, life, and rebirth.
The work's dating is based on its style: the organic modeling, heavily lidded eyes, and full, sensuous lips turned up in a smile find their best parallels in art of late Dynasty XVIII and early Dynasty XIX.
- Medium: Sandstone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1336-1250 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVII DynastyI-early XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom-Ramesside Period
- 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: 85.166
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Face from the Lid of a Sarcophagus, ca. 1336-1250 B.C.E. Sandstone Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 85.166. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (77%)