Women at a Banquet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
These fragments depict the heads and upper torsos of two richly dressed women at a banquet. Their jewelry includes large gold earrings, and their stylish dresses appear to be extremely flimsy. In keeping with Egyptian drawing convention, the women are shown overlapping to indicate that they sat side by side.
Gesso on limestone, painted
ca. 1400-1353 B.C.E.
.1: 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 1/16 in. (8 x 5 x 0.2 cm)
.2 : 1 x 1 3/16 x 9/16 in. (2.5 x 3 x 1.4 cm)
.3: 1 3/4 x 2 3/16 x 9/16 in. (4.4 x 5.6 x 1.4 cm)
.4: 2 3/4 x 2 3/16 x 9/16 in. (7 x 5.6 x 1.4 cm) (show scale)
Lent by Richard Bomer
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Women at a Banquet, ca. 1400-1353 B.C.E. Gesso on limestone, painted, .1: 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 1/16 in. (8 x 5 x 0.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Lent by Richard Bomer, L70.1.1-.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.L70.1.1-.4_erg456.jpg)
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