Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This fragment of a battle scene shows two Nubian warriors. The man on the right has been wounded in combat. He is supported by a fellow soldier who carries a long Sudanese bow.
Egyptian artisans developed different conventions to depict foreigners. In this example, the hoop earrings and the fleshy folds extending from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth identify these men as Nubians.
ca. 1352-1213 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
New Kingdom, Amarna Period or later
15 1/2 x 21 7/16 in. (39.4 x 54.4 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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Nubian. Nubian Comrades, ca. 1352-1213 B.C.E. Sandstone, 15 1/2 x 21 7/16 in. (39.4 x 54.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 37.413. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.413_SL1.jpg)
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Large brown sandstone block with two heads in raised relief. The heads are facing and each wears a large circular earring.
Condition: Minor chips.Condition very satisfactory.
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