Relief of Oarsmen and Dancers
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This relief was once part of a large-scale depiction of a major religious festival in which boats carrying divine images were towed across the Nile by other boats. It is displayed here as an example of one of the earlier styles of relief reflected in some of the tomb reliefs of Dynasties XXV and XXVI in this vitrine.
ca. 1479-1457 B.C.E.
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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Relief of Oarsmen and Dancers, ca. 1479-1457 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 3 15/16 x 13 1/8 in. (10 x 33.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.86.226.7_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.86.226.7_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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Fragment of limestone relief from a boat scene. Heads and torsos of three men rowing. Below them, incompletely preserved heads of men (probably soldiers) seated in boat. Bodies and oars painted red.
Very incomplete. Edges fragile. Numerous chips. Cracked through center.
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