Egyptian. <em>Hairdressing Scene</em>, ca. 2008-1957 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 5 3/16 x 9 5/8 in. (13.2 x 24.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 51.231. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.231_view1_PS2.jpg)

Hairdressing Scene


Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 2008-1957 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 3/16 x 9 5/8 in. (13.2 x 24.5 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 51.231

Image: 51.231_view1_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Fragment of a limestone tomb relief. In sunk relief, woman facing right braiding strand of hair held in her hands in front of face. Inscribed "The hairdresser, Yennu." Colors; wig, black; eye, white and black; strand of hair and inscription, pale blue. Red guide lines remaining. Condition: Figure of woman preserved only to breast. Breaks at upper right edge seem to be ancient defect.

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