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Relief of Amunmose

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

In this relief an elaborately dressed official raises his hands in an attitude of adoration. The five columns of text above his image identify him as Amunmose and mention both the god Re and an unspecified king.

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Possible Place Collected: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1336-1297 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 9 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (24.5 x 32.1 x 6.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 65.196
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Relief of Amunmose, ca. 1336-1297 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (24.5 x 32.1 x 6.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund , 65.196. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.65.196_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Near white limestone slab with low relief representation of a man's head, facing left, both hands raised in front of him, surmounted by the lower part of five columns of plain sunk hieroglyphs reading from left to right and ending on the name (Imn-)ms’. Vertical object, unidentified, in from of man's far hand. Echeloned wig, partly unfinished; triple lines over near shoulder. Condition: Chipped around edges as well as on the surface, but man's face is mainly undamaged.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (90%)
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