Fragment from a Relief of a Ritual Scene
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
Both of these figures wear priestly attire. One has his hands raised In a gesture of prayer or adoration, while the other—to judge from comparable images in New Kingdom Theban tombs—held either two curved-topped candles or a candle and an ointment jar. The style of both figures is a combination of the art of their own era and that of the New Kingdom.
ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
XXV Dynasty-XXVI Dynasty
Late Third Intermediate Period to early Late Period
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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Egyptian. Fragment from a Relief of a Ritual Scene, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 6 5/8 x 7 in. (16.8 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.8. Creative Commons-BY
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Painted limestone sunk relief. Head and torso of a man facing left holding long taper in left hand. Curled wig, plain necklaces and sash across torso. Probably an attendant.
Condition: Mounted on metal back and set into composition frame. Several cracks run through relief. Right side extensively broken and chipped. Background yellow, flesh areas red.
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