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.
- Cultures: Nubian; Egyptian
- Medium: Sandstone
- Place Excavated: Sesebi, Sudan
- Dates: ca. 1352-1213 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 21 7/16 in. (39.4 x 54.4 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 37.413
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: 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
- Catalogue Description: 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.
- Record Completeness: Best (87%)