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Royal Statues in Procession

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
The hieroglyphic text in this fragment identifies the figure on the left as Thutmose III. On the right edge in front of him, traces of another figure, most likely the female king Hatshepsut, remain. These figures are images of statues—not of the rulers themselves—that “participated” in a religious procession depicted on a wall of Hatshepsut’s funerary temple.
MEDIUM Limestone
DATES ca. 1478–1458 B.C.E.
DYNASTY Dynasty 18
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 6 7/16 x 6 7/8 in. (16.3 x 17.5 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of limestone relief (raised). At left, head and upper torso of Thutmose III wearing the Blue Crown and identified by inscription, also in raised relief. To the right, portion of another representation of a king of which only a portion of crown and left shoulder are preserved. Along upper edge remains of line of inscription in raised relief. Apparently a fragment of temple relief. Condition: Back of relief has been sawn recently assembled from two pieces. No trace of original paint. Numerous scattered chips on surface.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
CAPTION Royal Statues in Procession, ca. 1478–1458 B.C.E. Limestone, 6 7/16 x 6 7/8 in. (16.3 x 17.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.226.3_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 86.226.3_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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