Fragment of a Jubilee Scene
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Amunhotep IV's cloak and the curved scepter in front of his face indicate that this detail once showed the king participating in the sed-festival, an ancient rite of royal renewal celebrated in Egypt since before Dynasty 1 (circa 3000–2800 B.C.). Amunhotep IV's
first festival occurred at Karnak in the fourth or fifth year of his reign, just before he moved the capital to el Amarna and changed is name to Akhenaten.
ca. 1352-1347 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
6 9/16 x 9 13/16 x 1 3/16 in. (16.7 x 25 x 3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Lost Aten Temple, Karnak, Egypt; before 1964, reportedly acquired by an unidentified collector from Karnak, Egypt; before 1964, reportedly purchased from an unidentified Karnak collector by an unidentified collector from Qurna, Egypt; by 1964, purchased from an unidentified Qurna collector by Ottmar Holmann, Dusseldorf, Germany; 1964, purchased from Ottmar Holmann by the Brooklyn Museum.
Fragment of a Jubilee Scene, ca. 1352-1347 B.C.E. Sandstone, pigment, 6 9/16 x 9 13/16 x 1 3/16 in. (16.7 x 25 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 64.197.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.64.197.1_wwg7.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.64.197.1_wwg7.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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