<em>Relief of a Nobleman</em>, ca. 1295–1070 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 20 1/2 × 17 × 2 1/2 in. (52.1 × 43.2 × 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 36.261. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 36.261_SL1.jpg)

Relief of a Nobleman

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1295–1070 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 20 1/2 × 17 × 2 1/2 in. (52.1 × 43.2 × 6.4 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 36.261

Image: 36.261_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Painted limestone relief, probably from a tomb, of the head and bust of a man wearing an elaborate headdress. Sunk relief. Probably a fragment from a large scene in the offering chamber of a tomb. The man wears a very elaborate headdress and garment typical of the Late Empire Period. His wig is beautifully executed and is most elaborate in detail. He faces the spectator’s right in a conventional pose. Behind him is a very large sistrum grasped in a hand. Probably this fragment is from the figure of his wife. There is no inscription. The workmanship is excellent.

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