Sunk Relief Representation of the Upper Part of Three Female Figures
This relief appears to show a standing female servant pouring a libation or perfume to the first of several squatting female musicians, one playing a tambourine and the others clapping out a beat. The main text, perhaps part of a hymn being sung, mentions a goddess as a "uraeus cobra of gold." On the basis of Its style, the relief can probably be attributed to a late Ramesside tomb at Saqqara.
- Medium: Limestone
- Possible Place Collected: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1185 B.C.E.-1070 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XX Dynasty (probably)
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 12 1/8 x 22 1/16 x 2 9/16 in. (30.8 x 56 x 6.5 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: 68.150.1
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Sunk Relief Representation of the Upper Part of Three Female Figures, ca. 1185 B.C.E.-1070 B.C.E. Limestone, 12 1/8 x 22 1/16 x 2 9/16 in. (30.8 x 56 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund , 68.150.1. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Female musicians with frame drums.
- Record Completeness: Best (90%)