Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
The small size, skillfully molded faience, and whimsical nature of this statuette all correspond to the Middle Kingdom animal sculptures displayed in this case. The incised eyebrows and ribs and the very thin layer of glaze, however, have few parallels from the Middle Kingdom. The object may therefore date to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, a time when craftsmen evoked earlier art.
ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. or ca. 664-505 B.C.E.
XII Dynasty-early XIII Dynasty or XXVI Dynasty
Middle Kingdom or Late Period
1 11/16 x 3 1/16 x 1 1/4 in. (4.3 x 7.7 x 3.1 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Recumbent Calf, ca. 1938-1700 B.C.E. or ca. 664-505 B.C.E. Faience, 1 11/16 x 3 1/16 x 1 1/4 in. (4.3 x 7.7 x 3.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 70.92. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.70.92_erg2.jpg)
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