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
Because papyrus was a costly material, it was normally reserved for important documents such as administrative records and funerary literature. For the same reason, talented artists usually drew the illustrations. This crudely drawn parade of important Egyptian deities is therefore quite surprising.
Papyrus, paint, ink
4th-3rd century B.C.E.
Early Ptolemaic Period
Ea1) Fragment: 13 9/16 x 6 9/16 in. (34.5 x 16.6 cm)
Ea2) Fragment: 13 3/4 x 7 5/16 in. (35 x 18.5 cm)
Ea3) Fragment: 13 1/16 x 6 7/8 in. (33.2 x 17.5 cm)
Eb) Largest fragment: 14 1/4 x 7 13/16 in. (36.2 x 19.9 cm)
Ec) Fragments: 18 7/8 x 14 in. (48 x 35.5 cm)
Ed1) Fragment: 13 9/16 x 8 3/4 in. (34.4 x 22.3 cm)
Ed2) Fragment: 12 1/2 x 6 9/16 (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Illustrated Papyrus, 4th-3rd century B.C.E. Papyrus, paint, ink, Ea1) Fragment: 13 9/16 x 6 9/16 in. (34.5 x 16.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1647Ea-e
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