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Appliqué of a Seated God

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 945–525 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 22 to Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Third Intermediate Period to Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 11 5/8 × 5 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (29.5 × 13.4 × 7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A wooden applique representing a diety. The deity is mummiform, seated upon a throne with a back. He wears a divine beard, long tripartite wig and holds a staff vertically. The applique is probably from the outer screen of a box coffin. Condition: Eight holes for attachment. Color remains in several areas (red-orange, light blue, white, black). Wood is stable but cracks in several places; through hands, top of thighs, at knee. Toes and front base of throne gone. Portion at back lower area of throne gone. Reverse is plain.
    CAPTION Appliqué of a Seated God, ca. 945–525 B.C.E. Wood, pigment, 11 5/8 × 5 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (29.5 × 13.4 × 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 74.22. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.74.22_wwg8.jpg)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.74.22_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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