Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 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 obiect may therefore date to Dynasty 26,
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
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