<em>Raised Relief of a Priest</em>, ca. 664-610 B.C.E. Limestone, 11 5/16 x 14 3/4 in. (28.8 x 37.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 61.165. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.61.165_wwg8.jpg)

Raised Relief of a Priest

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 664-610 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 11 5/16 x 14 3/4 in. (28.8 x 37.5 cm)


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


Accession Number: 61.165

Image: CUR.61.165_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
Limestone relief. In high relief standing figure of the sem priest Ptah, preserved to about shoulders, facing right with right arm and hand outstretched apparently making an offering to his mother. He wears side-lock with curled wig. Line of fine hieroglyphs at top edge and one column behind the priest. Condition: Poor. Most of surface near upper edge lost and scattered areas all over relief have been attacked by salt (?) and lost. Remains of red paint on flesh of man, edges of hieroglyphs and scattered points.

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