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Golem II

Michael David

Contemporary Art

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.

MEDIUM Oil, wax, and acrylic on canvas
DATES 1986-1987
DIMENSIONS 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)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Center verso: "M. David"
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Purchase gift of Sidney Singer, Jr.
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CAPTION 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)
IMAGE overall, 87.89a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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