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Fragment of Upper Part of Free Standing Stela

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 Limestone
  • Place Excavated: El Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1347-1340 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    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
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fragment of Upper Part of Free Standing Stela, 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
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.41.82_L49.13a-b_view1_wwg7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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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.
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