<em>Fragmentary Relief of a King</em>, ca. 664-525 B.C.E. Basalt, 2 11/16 × 5 1/2 × 2 in. (6.8 × 13.9 × 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.237. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.237_wwg8.jpg)

Fragmentary Relief of a King

Medium: Basalt

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 664-525 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 11/16 × 5 1/2 × 2 in. (6.8 × 13.9 × 5.1 cm)


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


Accession Number: 16.237

Image: CUR.16.237_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
Relief fragment in fine-grained black-brown granite. In sunk relief, head of king (or queen) facing right, preserved from top of head to just under the eye. Elaborate headdress with diadem under uraeus. Sculptured portions unpolished. Undecorated surface highly polished. Condition: Preserved portion in good condition. No inscription. Use of object not clear. Width seems preserved intact suggesting an inlay (?). Possibly a model but use of granite makes this unlikely. Headdress probably archaistic after late XVIIIth dynasty style.

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