Fragment from a Relief of a Ritual Scene
Both of these figures wear priestly attire. One has his hands raised In a gesture of prayer or adoration, while the other—to judge from comparable images in New Kingdom Theban tombs—held either two curved-topped candles or a candle and an ointment jar. The style of both figures is a combination of the art of their own era and that of the New Kingdom.
This text refers to these objects: ' 86.226.9; 86.226.8
- Culture: Egyptian
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXV Dynasty-XXVI Dynasty
- Period: late Third Intermediate Period-early Late Period
- Dimensions: 6 5/8 x 7 in. (16.8 x 17.8 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: 86.226.8
- Credit Line: Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Egyptian. Fragment from a Relief of a Ritual Scene, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 6 5/8 x 7 in. (16.8 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.8. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Painted limestone sunk relief. Head and torso of a man facing left holding long taper in left hand. Curled wig, plain necklaces and sash across torso. Probably an attendant. Condition: Mounted on metal back and set into composition frame. Several cracks run through relief. Right side extensively broken and chipped. Background yellow, flesh areas red.
- Record Completeness: Best (87%)