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Torso of Meketaten

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Quartzite
  • Possible Place Made: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 11 7/8 x 6 x 4 3/4 in. (30.2 x 15.2 x 12 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.46
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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    CAPTION Torso of Meketaten, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Quartzite, 11 7/8 x 6 x 4 3/4 in. (30.2 x 15.2 x 12 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.46. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.16.46_wwg7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragmentary quartzite torso of Princess Meketaten. Left arm held under breasts. Inscribed plinth at back. Condition: Head missing. Body and arms chipped. Legs missing.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (72%)
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