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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

These two men wear costumes and carry clubs that identify them as guards or policemen. They are probably engaged in a spirited discussion, or perhaps an argument. Note how the artist represented them gesturing with their hands, as if each were trying to emphasize his point.

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
DIMENSIONS 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (21 x 29.5 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 61.195.2
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Conversation, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (21 x 29.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund , 61.195.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 61.195.2_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 61.195.2_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of limestone relief. In sunk relief, two policemen (or soldier?) in conversation, facing. Plain wigs, long skirts with flaring, pleated triangular fronts. Right hand of each extended with police stick clasped in left hand. Dividing line at right end with faint traces of still another scene at extreme right. Poor work. Condition: Incomplete. Scattered chips. Red paint on all worked surfaces, apparently water paint and new.
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