Fragment of Inscribed Door Lintel
This relief comes from the element above the door of a tomb. It depicts the deceased and his wife receiving drink and lotus offerings from a priest. The daily opening of the lotus flower was a symbol of rebirth for the Egyptians.
- Medium: Sandstone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1292-1190 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 14 3/8 x 25 x 3 15/16 in. (36.5 x 63.5 x 10 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.1502E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragment of Inscribed Door Lintel, ca. 1292-1190 B.C.E. Sandstone, 14 3/8 x 25 x 3 15/16 in. (36.5 x 63.5 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1502E. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Above him is this inscription [drawing of hieroglyphic inscription]. Before this man is an offering table which supports a tall-necked vase and flowers. Opposite the table is a man wearing a long skirt, and holding up before him a piece of meat. Above the table are two columns of hieroglyphs [drawing of hieroglyphic inscription]. By the man’s head is the text [drawing of hieroglyphic inscription]; by his stomach [drawing of hieroglyphic inscription]. On the molding are traces of lines in red paint. There are also traces of red paint. There are also traces of red paint on the human figures, some of the object and hieroglyphs. There is a plain border under the scene (4.2 cm in height). The garment bear traces of white paint. The preserved part of the bottom edge is smooth; the other ends are ragged. Condition: Only bottom of cavetto preserved; top of head of standing man missing; most of seated woman’s body missing; entire surface darkened.
- Record Completeness: Best (92%)