Fragment of Colored Hieroglyphs
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
To represent sounds and ideas, the Egyptian system of hieroglyphic writing employed signs in the form of complete or partial images of humans, other creatures, plants, and objects. The intricacy and beauty of some hieroglyphs qualify them as miniature works of art, just as some large-scale figural representations are actualiy monumental hieroglyphs. Many of this vitrine's reliefs were once as brightly painted as this text.
Possible Place Collected: Thebes
ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
late XXV Dynasty-early XXVI Dynasty
Late Third Intermediate Period to early Late Period
6 1/2 x 11 15/16 in. (16.5 x 30.3 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Egyptian. Fragment of Colored Hieroglyphs, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Limestone, paint, 6 1/2 x 11 15/16 in. (16.5 x 30.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.131.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 60.131.2_view1_PS9.jpg)
overall, 60.131.2_view1_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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Limestone fragment with remains of three columns of inscription in sunk relief. Blue dividing lines, probably part of an offering list. Hieroglyphs retain most of the original paint. Joins at lower right corner of fragment 60.131.1.
Condition: Preserved portion intact.
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