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Trial Piece with Nb-Signs

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Excavated: Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/2 × 2 × 4 1/2 in. (11.5 × 5.1 × 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small piece of limestone evidently used by a sculptor as a trial piece for the neb sign of which there are three specimens in relief. The workmanship is rather poor and the piece is of little importance. Condition, surface chipped.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Trial Piece with Nb-Signs, ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 4 1/2 × 2 × 4 1/2 in. (11.5 × 5.1 × 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 34.6054. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.34.6054_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.34.6054_view01.jpg., 2018
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