Fragment of Lintel
This fragmentary scene depicts a man named Amunemhat and his wife. Both face an offering table covered with different kinds of bread and a bunch of green onions. Amunemhat raises his arms in reverence toward a figure, now lost, on the opposite side of the table. This figure may have been the god Osiris or perhaps the owner of the tomb, most likely Amunemhat's father. In the latter case, Amunemhat's gesture would indicate his responsibility for maintaining the parents' funerary cult, the traditional duty of a tomb owner's eldest son.
- Medium: Sandstone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1479-1400 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 14 15/16 x 11 13/16 x 3 3/4in. (38 x 30 x 9.5cm) (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: 37.1352E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragment of Lintel, ca. 1479-1400 B.C.E. Sandstone, 14 15/16 x 11 13/16 x 3 3/4in. (38 x 30 x 9.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1352E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)