Detail from an Offering Scene
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Originally this relief fragment belonged to a depiction of an offering bearer carrying three pintail ducks to the king. Amunemhat I used many Old Kingdom royal reliefs in the construction of his pyramid complex at Lisht, so it is sometimes difficult to distinguish reliefs made during his reign from original Old Kingdom works. Certain details of this exquisite fragment— particularly the elegant sweep of the duck’s wing and the unnatural bend of the servant’s fingers—suggest a Middle Kingdom date.
Limestone, traces of paint
ca. 1938-1909 B.C.E. or earlier
XII Dynasty or earlier
18 1/16 x 9 3/16 in., 24.4 lb. (45.8 x 23.3 cm, 11.07kg) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Detail from an Offering Scene, ca. 1938-1909 B.C.E. or earlier. Limestone, traces of paint, 18 1/16 x 9 3/16 in., 24.4 lb. (45.8 x 23.3 cm, 11.07kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 52.130.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.130.2_version4_PS9.jpg)
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Fragment of limestone tomb relief. At left, portion of standing male servant holding in extended hands three pintail ducks. Below, cage or container with four geese. Fine workmanship.
Condition: Broken into two pieces. Upper right surface gouged. Slight remains of brown and yellow paint on bodies of birds; fragments of red paint on man’s body.
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