Detail from a Row of Foreigners
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The feathered headdress and distinctive facial features identify this man as a Nubian, an inhabitant of the land south of Egypt. Comparable figures on more complete scenes indicate that this fragment originally showed rows of Nubians, Syrians and Canaanites kneeling and extending their arms in adoration of Akhenaten.
ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E.
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
9 3/16 x 7 3/16 x 2 7/16 in. (23.3 x 18.2 x 6.2 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
Archaeological provenance not yet documented, possibly from the temple Rewd-Menew, Karnak, Egypt; by February 25, 1972, acquired by Edith and Milton Lowenthal of New York, NY; 1974, gift of Edith and Milton Lowenthal to the Brooklyn Museum.
Portion of sandstone talatat with decoration in sunk relief. In one register are the upper half and raised hands of a Nubian and the arms and hands of two other figures. In the upper register are portions of two figures. Traces of black in feather of Nubian and red flesh of all figures.
Condition: Modern oblique cut at right-hand edge all other edges damaged. Nicks in areas.
Egyptian. Detail from a Row of Foreigners, ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E. Sandstone, 9 3/16 x 7 3/16 x 2 7/16 in. (23.3 x 18.2 x 6.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 74.154. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.154_SL1.jpg)
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