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Women at a Banquet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 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.

MEDIUM Gesso on limestone, painted
  • Place Excavated: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1400-1353 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS .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)
    CREDIT LINE Lent by Richard Bomer
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, CUR.L70.1.1-.4_erg456.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 9/5/2007
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    Women at a Banquet