Woman or Goddess
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
middle of 4th century B.C.E.
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Limestone plaque (votive offering?) with representation in high relief of a woman standing, hands clasped in Persian gesture, frontal and dressed in Persian costume. Curled hair, diadem, Achaemenid bracelet, earrings and necklace. Costume seems to consist of a dress and an outer garment or cloak tied with a heavy cord. No parallel located in Persian or Egyptian art.
Condition: Surface worn. Background cracked. Remains of red paint on shoes, blue on diadem, and red on necklace. Hair seems to have been black.
Woman or Goddess, middle of 4th century B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 5 7/8 x 3 in. (15 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 63.37. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 63.37_PS9.jpg)
overall, 63.37_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.