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Relief with Offering List

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor

Four columns of text in this fragment list offerings for Senwosret II to enjoy throughout eternity, including wine, beer, a copper bowl, and a container of festival perfume (the sign for "container" appears in the lower left). The hieroglyphs show considerable detail, as in the meticulous rendering of the man's curly hair at the bottom of the second column from left.

MEDIUM Limestone, painted
  • Place Excavated: Lahun, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1844-1835 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XII Dynasty
    PERIOD Middle Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 18 1/8 x 15 3/4 in. (46 x 40 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Relief with Offering List, ca. 1844-1835 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 18 1/8 x 15 3/4 in. (46 x 40 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 14.666. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.14.666_erg2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 11/26/2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragmentary limestone relief with offering list in four columns of hieroglyphs above which is a register decorated with large five-pointed stars. Condition: General condition good. Left edge chipped. Remains of blue and green paint on some of the hieroglyphs.
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