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Fragment from a Relief of Men Rowing

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

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.

MEDIUM Limestone, paint
DATES ca. 1479-1457 B.C.E.
DYNASTY XVIII Dynasty
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 3 15/16 x 13 1/8 in. (10 x 33.3 cm)  (show scale)
ACCESSION NUMBER 86.226.7
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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CAPTION Fragment from a Relief of Men Rowing, ca. 1479-1457 B.C.E. Limestone, paint, 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
IMAGE overall, 86.226.7_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (86%)
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