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.
4th century B.C.E.
5 7/16 x 4 7/16 x 7/8 in. (13.8 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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
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