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Talatat

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Limestone
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES ca. 1352–1332 B.C.E.
PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
DIMENSIONS 9 1/4 × 21 × 2 1/8 in., 26.5 lb. (23.5 × 53.3 × 5.4 cm, 12.02kg)  (show scale)
ACCESSION NUMBER 2019.13
CREDIT LINE Gift of Albert Gallatin and Stanley J. Love, by exchange, Frank L. Babbott Fund, Henry L. Batterman Fund, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund and Designated Purchase Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rectangular shaped limestone block with sunk relief design. On the proper right are two vertical lines, and the imagery is set up in two registers. The top register begins just left of center, and is set on a ground line. The scene shows the lower portion of a large animal grazing on a squat pointy-leafed bush. To the left of the animal is a short leafless tree. To the extreme right of the animal is a set of men's legs in running motion. The man is wearing a short skirt that ends above his knees. The leg in the foreground is raised in a 90 degree angle and the leg in the background has a slight bend in the knee. The lower register begins just left of center and depicts the upper portions of two leafless trees. The right corner depicts the edges of branches on a third tree. Condition: the corners on the bottom left and bottom right are damaged.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
CAPTION Talatat, ca. 1352–1332 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 1/4 × 21 × 2 1/8 in., 26.5 lb. (23.5 × 53.3 × 5.4 cm, 12.02kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Albert Gallatin and Stanley J. Love, by exchange, Frank L. Babbott Fund, Henry L. Batterman Fund, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund and Designated Purchase Fund, 2019.13 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2019.13_PS11.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2019.13_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2020
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 <em>Talatat</em>, ca. 1352–1332 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 1/4 × 21 × 2 1/8 in., 26.5 lb. (23.5 × 53.3 × 5.4 cm, 12.02kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Albert Gallatin and Stanley J. Love, by exchange, Frank L. Babbott Fund, Henry L. Batterman Fund, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund and Designated Purchase Fund, 2019.13 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2019.13_PS11.jpg)