Block of a Series of Musicians in Sunk Relief
We can see portions of the faces of four musicians on this sunk-relief fragment. The indIvidual on the far left plays a double flute; the small lyre strummed by a graceful hand belongs to a figure no longer preserved. These musicians probably entertained at a royal banquet depicted on a temple or palace wall.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (23.5 x 13 x 26.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 36.882
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Block of a Series of Musicians in Sunk Relief, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 9 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (23.5 x 13 x 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 36.882. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (76%)