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.
5 1/8 × 2 15/16 in. (13 × 7.5 cm)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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