Face from an Anthropoid Coffin
This face from a coffin is treated in a manner called "hieroglyphic." Its features are like individual hieroglyphs and are not totally integrated into the face by means of organic modeling.
The piece is dated to Dynasty XXI and attributed to Thebes because it resembles very closely many faces on coffins of that time and place. The face's shape and features reflect the revival of the artistic style of the earlier part of Dynasty XVIII (circa 1539–1390 B.C.) or early Dynasty XIX (circa 1295–1250 B.C.), some of whose art was influenced by the art of early Dynasty XVIII.
- Medium: Wood, gesso, pigment
- Possible Place Collected: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1070-945 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XXII Dynasty
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 8 1/16 x 4 5/16 in. (21.5 x 20.5 x 11 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: 37.2037E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Face from an Anthropoid Coffin, ca. 1070-945 B.C.E. Wood, gesso, pigment, 8 7/16 x 8 1/16 x 4 5/16 in. (21.5 x 20.5 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.2037E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)