Stela with Boat and Osiris
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Temples and Tombs, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This lower-quality stela with non-standard subject matter suggests a work produced outside the elite tradition. A man with a large flail kneels before a table stacked with offerings. Above him, a ship with a large cabin and a long steering oar—but no representation of a sun god, unlike the more prevalent imagery of the Stela of Anhorkhawi, displayed nearby—sails on a strip of water above four fish.
ca. 1292-1075 B.C.
XIX Dynasty (probably)
13 x 9 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (33 x 24.5 x 11.5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Stela with Boat and Osiris, ca. 1292-1075 B.C. Limestone, 13 x 9 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. (33 x 24.5 x 11.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1919E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1919E_wwgA-2.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery A-2 installation, CUR.37.1919E_wwgA-2.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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