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Female Offering Bearer

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

This semi-clad woman in a fringed coat and shawl must once have been part of a row of tomb figures bringing offerings for the deceased. She carries flowers draped over one arm and a pot in one hand. To judge from comparable reliefs whose dates and provenances are known, the tomb from which the relief came was a work of the fourth century B.C. in Lower Egypt.

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 4th century B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 7/8 in. (13.8 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Female Offering Bearer, 4th century B.C.E. Limestone, 5 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 7/8 in. (13.8 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 72.12. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.72.12_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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