Fragment of Raised Relief
The motifs of a herdsman leading a bull through a thicket and a man assisting at the birth of a calf were most common in Egyptian art during the Old and Middle Kingdoms (before 1800 B.C.). It is likely that they were known to the carvers of these two reliefs indirectly through sources such as master pattern books.
This text refers to these objects: ' 55.3.2; 55.3.1a-b
- Culture: Egyptian
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Possible Place Collected: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXV Dynasty - early XXVI Dynasty
- Period: late Third Intermediate Period-early Late Period
- Dimensions: 5 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (14.3 x 25.6 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: 55.3.1a-b
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Egyptian. Fragment of Raised Relief, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 5 5/8 x 10 1/16 in. (14.3 x 25.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 55.3.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: a-man; b-bull. Fragment of painted limestone raised relief. At left, man wearing curled wig leading bull. At right, behind bull, section of papyrus thicket with portion of background painted blue. Head of man turned back towards bull. Colors, red and pale blue. Condition: Incomplete and fragile. Man preserved only to waist. Of bull, only portion of head and major part of horns preserved. Upper right section missing small chips. Stone cracked across wig of man.
- Record Completeness: Good (72%)