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Sunk Relief of Ramessesemperre

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1279–1213 B.C.E. or ca. 1213–1204 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 19
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 15 3/16 x 3 9/16 x 23 5/8 in. (38.5 x 9 x 60 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Probably from the tomb of Ramesesemperre, Saqqara, Egypt; before 1810, possibly 1766, acquired by Jean-Baptiste Antoine Rast de Maupas of Lyon, France; between 1810 and 1823, provenance not yet documented; by 1823, acquired by Leonard Joseph Prunelle de Lière of Grenoble, France; between 1823 and 1934, provenance not yet documented; by 1934, acquired by Emile Blaise of Beaune, France; September 22, 1934, purchased from Emile Blaise by Brummer Galleries, New York, NY (P11037); June 17, 1935, purchased from Brummer Galleries by Jean Capart for the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oblong, limestone, sunk relief of Ramessesemperre, Fan-bearer on the right of the king, kneeling before small table of offerings worshipping the cow-headed Hathor, seated at right. Six columns of inscriptions. Condition: General condition good. Entire surface worn. Minor chips. Brown stains on man's body probably remains of paint. Remains of blue pigment in hieroglyphs and on Hathor's body.
    CAPTION Sunk Relief of Ramessesemperre, ca. 1279–1213 B.C.E. or ca. 1213–1204 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 15 3/16 x 3 9/16 x 23 5/8 in. (38.5 x 9 x 60 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1315. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 35.1315_view2_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 35.1315_view2_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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