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Figure of a Man in High Relief

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

All three of these objects display the unrealistic hairdos and overlarge, staring eyes found on many forgeries of Late Antique Egyptian sculpture. Each also has other unconvincing details not typical of the period. The head on the roundel wears a necklace of unknown type and appears to emerge from some sort of egg. The arch is much too small to be a true tomb arch of the type seen elsewhere in this exhibition. The unidentifiable figure in its center is overshadowed by a welter of unrelated animals and decorative motifs. The male figure, unlike a true funerary representation, turns away from the viewer. His garment has no historical parallels, and the object in his hand is unrecognizable.
MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
DATES 20th century
DIMENSIONS 20 1/16 x 6 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. (51 x 16.8 x 14.3 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kahn
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Figure of a Man in High Relief, 20th century. Limestone, pigment, 20 1/16 x 6 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. (51 x 16.8 x 14.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kahn, 72.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 72.9_PS1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 72.9_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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