Fragment of Palette
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
The court of Amunhotep III showed great interest in Egypt’s past. This fragment comes from a cosmetic palette made just before or during the First Dynasty. The figure of a servant on one side was part of the original carving. Fourteen centuries later, the palette was recarved with images of Amunhotep III and Queen Tiye (see illustration). The bent elbow and arm on the reverse match images from a larger fragment in Cairo.
ca. 3200-2800 B.C.E.
0 Dynasty-I Dynasty
Late Predynastic Period to early Dynastic Period
3 3/16 x 1 15/16 x 13/16 in. (8.1 x 5 x 2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Fragment of Palette, ca. 3200-2800 B.C.E. Schist, 3 3/16 x 1 15/16 x 13/16 in. (8.1 x 5 x 2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 66.175. Creative Commons-BY
front, 66.175_front_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Fragment of a dark green schist palette showing in bold relief on one side a bearded man holding a pot; curious checker pattern underneath; far leg advanced. On other side elbow in sunk relief.
Condition: Fragmentary, chipped, and worn
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