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A Span of Two Horses Pulling a Chariot

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Gypsum plaster, painted
  • Place Excavated: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 8 11/16 x 13 13/16 in. (22 x 35.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 54.186
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION A Span of Two Horses Pulling a Chariot, ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E. Gypsum plaster, painted, 8 11/16 x 13 13/16 in. (22 x 35.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.186. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 54.186_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of gypsum plaster relief, two horses attached to forepart of chariot. Ostrich plumes (red and black) on heads of horses. Background yellow, bodies of horses red. Spirited, rather than fine, workmanship. Condition: Broken at edges and very fragile. Lower portion of legs and upper sections of ostrich feathers lost.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (82%)
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