Male and Female Offering Bearers
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
These figures must once have formed part of a tomb relief of a procession of figures bringing offerings to the deceased. Semi-nudity for subservient figures is not rare in Egyptian art. However, the combination of these figures' scanty attire, the boldness of the relief carving, and the semi-frontal depiction of the woman is sufficiently unusual to help date this relief to the second half of the fourth century B.C.
4th century B.C.E.
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Male and Female Offering Bearers, 4th century B.C.E. Limestone, 5 1/8 × 2 15/16 in. (13 × 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 77.193. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.77.193_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.77.193_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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