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Fragment of Temple Relief

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 9 5/8 × 10 1/16 × 3 3/8 in. (24.5 × 25.5 × 8.5 cm) mount: 11 × 11 × 3 1/2 in. (27.9 × 27.9 × 8.9 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Archaeological provenance not yet documented; before 1852, acquired in Egypt by Henry Abbott of Cairo, Egypt and New York, NY; 1859, purchased from Henry Abbott by the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1937, loaned by the New-York Historical Society to the Brooklyn Museum; September 1948, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Trial Piece or small fragment of relief: Sunk relief figure of a hawk followed by a sun disk, from which hangs a uraeus wearing an ankh.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Fragment of Temple Relief, 664–332 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 5/8 × 10 1/16 × 3 3/8 in. (24.5 × 25.5 × 8.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1357E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1357E_overall01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1357E_overall01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2024
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