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Fragment of a Parapet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Excavated: Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1347–1340 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 17 x 5 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. (43.2 x 14 x 42.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Great temple at Amarna, Egypt; 1891-92, excavated by W. M. Flinders Petrie; circa 1892, transferred to William Thyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney of London, United Kingdom; June 13-17, 1921, sold at Sotheby’s London, “The Amherst Collection of Egyptian and Oriental Antiquities”, lot 845; between 1921 and 1939, provenance not yet documented; by 1939, acquired by William Randolph Hearst of California; July 11, 1939, purchased at Sotheby’s London, "Collection of William Randolph Hearst" lot 28 by the Brummer Gallery, New York, NY; February 8, 1941, purchased from the Brummer Gallery (P16023) by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of the upper part of a large free standing stela in fine, hard limestone. Obverse, in sunk relief at right, Amenophis IV and Nefertiti (at left) worshipping the aten. Three columns of hieroglyphics above. Reverse, duplicate scene with different details. Condition: Greatly mutilated. Portions missing and numerous chips.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION Fragment of a Parapet, ca. 1347–1340 B.C.E. Limestone, 17 x 5 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. (43.2 x 14 x 42.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 41.82. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.41.82.jpg)
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