This relief was once brightly painted, as was most temple decoration. Unlike most temple reliefs, however, it was partially inlaid. The corpulent figures, labeled as bodies of water, were part of a procession of geographical personifications conveying the idea of parts of Egypt showing their submission and bringing their bounty to the temple.
Oil, wax, and acrylic on canvas
overall: 100 5/8 x 100 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches (255.6 x 255.3 x 9.8 cm)
a) 100 5/8 x 60 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches (255.6 x 153 x 9.8 cm)
b) 100 2/8 x 40 x 3 5/8 inches (254.3 x 101.6 x 9.2 cm)
Center verso: "M. David"
Purchase gift of Sidney Singer, Jr.
This item is not on view
Michael David (American, born 1954). Golem II, 1986-1987. Oil, wax, and acrylic on canvas, overall: 100 5/8 x 100 1/2 x 3 7/8 inches (255.6 x 255.3 x 9.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Sidney Singer, Jr., 87.89a-b. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.89a-b.jpg)
overall, 87.89a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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