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Fragment of Relief

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, painted
  • Place Found: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539 - 1190 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XIX Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 11 x 6 11/16 x 2 3/8 in. (28 x 17 x 6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1510E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fragment of Relief, ca. 1539 - 1190 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 11 x 6 11/16 x 2 3/8 in. (28 x 17 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1510E. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 37.1510E_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of limestone relief (low raised relief) from the tomb of Sety I at Thebes. The fragment bears his cartouche written vertically [drawing of hieroglyphic inscription]. Above the cartouche are preserved the signs [drawing of hieroglyphic inscription]. The cartouche is flanked by black border lines. To the left of the left border line is what looks like the lower part of a serpent hieroglyph painted yellow with red dashes. The ground of the cartouche bears traces of yellow paint. There are traces of red paint on the ground outside of the cartouche; the cartouche and border lines are painted black. The signs within the cartouche are painted as follows: sun-disk is red, the fringed cloth is red, and the seated god is red with black wig, feather and "Ankh". The seated figure above the cartouche is red; the "t" is black. The bottom edge of the fragment is smooth but not parallel to the cartouche. The other edges are rough. Condition: Paint partially preserved and flaking; head of figure in cartouche destroyed and filled in with white plaster.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (76%)
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