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Fragment from a Relief of a Worshipper

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.

CULTURE Egyptian
MEDIUM Limestone, paint
  • Place Found: Asasif, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XXV Dynasty-early XXVI Dynasty
    PERIOD Late Third Intermediate Period to early Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 x 6 9/16 in. (12.7 x 16.6 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.226.9
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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    CAPTION Egyptian. Fragment from a Relief of a Worshipper, ca. 670-650 B.C.E. Limestone, paint, 5 x 6 9/16 in. (12.7 x 16.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.9. Creative Commons-BY
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Painted limestone sunk relief. Head, shoulders and hands of a man facing right, worshipping (hands extended in adoration). Curled wig, plain collar, cord for amulet, etc. Possibly Montuemhet. Plain background. Condition: Relief mounted on metal flute and set into composition frame. Lower edges broken. Upper right corner restored.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (87%)
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