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Oblong Panel

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Wood, gesso, glass, gold leaf, lapis lazuli, pigment
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539–1075 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in. (3.8 x 9.1 x 0.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Archaeological provenance not yet documented; by 1852, acquired in Egypt by Henry Abbott; 1859, purchased from Henry Abbott by the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1937, loaned from 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 Rectangular wooden panel decorated with glass inlays. Most of the glass is gone and only the spaces gouged to contain them completes the scene. The top and sides of the front surface are decorated. A long horizontal strip at the bottom bears no traces of ever having been decorated in this fashion. In the center of the main panel, seated on a rectangular object, is the young Harpocrates or perhaps Re-Horakhty. He is flanked by kneeling kings who hold out offerings; behind the kings are uraei with sun-disks perched atop what may be Was scepters but which could also be plants, traces of red glass in the bodies and behind one of the snakes. Blue glass remains on the childs’ cap and in parts of the background. Gilded gesso is found on garments and on cobras. Condition: Inlays missing; chips in wood; mended together from three pieces.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION Oblong Panel, ca. 1539–1075 B.C.E. Wood, gesso, glass, gold leaf, lapis lazuli, pigment, 1 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in. (3.8 x 9.1 x 0.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1430E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1430E_overall01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1430E_overall01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2023
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