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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.

MEDIUM Sandstone, pigment
  • Place Made: Karnak
  • DATES ca. 1352-1347 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 9/16 x 9 13/16 x 1 3/16 in. (16.7 x 25 x 3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 64.197.1
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.64.197.1_wwg7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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