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Fragment of Relief

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Egyptian
MEDIUM Limestone
DATES ca. 727–712 B.C.E.
DYNASTY late Dynasty 25 or early Dynasty 26
PERIOD Late Period, Saite Period
DIMENSIONS 7 5/16 x 6 3/16 in. (18.5 x 15.7 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of limestone relief. In raised relief a standing scribe wearing long skirt and holding in outstretched hands a palette and pen. In lower right corner fragment of inscription in bold raised relief reading "house of eternity" apparently part of a title. At left edge, detail of an unidentified object. Condition: Bad. Surface broken with sections lost. Assembled from four fragments. Head of scribe rubbed.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Egyptian. Fragment of Relief, ca. 727–712 B.C.E. Limestone, 7 5/16 x 6 3/16 in. (18.5 x 15.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.98. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 60.98_NegA_film_bw_SL4.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 60.98_NegA_film_bw_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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