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Relief of a Woman

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Possible Place Collected: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1353 - 1336 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 9 1/8 x 21 1/16 x 1 9/16 in. (23.1 x 53.5 x 4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.226.33
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Relief of a Woman, ca. 1353 - 1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 1/8 x 21 1/16 x 1 9/16 in. (23.1 x 53.5 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.33. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 86.226.33_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One limestone slab with sunk relief representation of a female facing right. She wears an elaborate wig, layered at sides and tapering up at the back of the head. A large disk earring is partly covered by the wig. A wide band encircles the forehead. She carries a formal bouquet which appears behind her head. Condition: Sides cut anciently, back cut smooth modernly. Face intact with small chip on earring and brow. Modern abrasions on small area of wig and upper left area of surface. Several other ancient blemishes over surface. One break running diagonally from above and behind head of female to area below chin.
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