Fragmentary Group of a Man and Wife Seated
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Limestone, traces of paint
10 5/8 x 10 7/16 x 4 3/4 in. (27 x 26.5 x 12 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Fragmentary Group of a Man and Wife Seated. Limestone, traces of paint, 10 5/8 x 10 7/16 x 4 3/4 in. (27 x 26.5 x 12 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.393E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.393E_NegB_glass_bw.jpg)
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The couple are seated against a back slab, the back of which is inscribed in columns of hieroglyphs. The man wears a double wig and had a painted necklace. His right hand would have rested on his right knee; his left arm was extended behind his wife. The top of his kilt is decorated with a looped border; it had a band, bordered by two pleats, that ran down the center; remains of an inscription. The woman, on his left, extended her left arm to embrace him. She wears a long heavy wig and had a painted broad collar. Traces of white paint on her two-strapped dress. Traces of red on her skin and on the man's wig.
Both figures are missing from shortly below their waists. Their faces and the tops of their heads are gone.
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