<em>Relief with Female Musicians</em>, ca. 1185-1070 B.C.E. Limestone, 12 1/8 × 22 1/16 × 2 9/16 in. (30.8 × 56 × 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Relief with Female Musicians

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1185-1070 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 12 1/8 × 22 1/16 × 2 9/16 in. (30.8 × 56 × 6.5 cm)


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


Accession Number: 68.150.1

Image: CUR.68.150.1_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
Limestone slab with sunk relief representation of the upper parts of three female figures facing right. They are wearing plant ornaments on their heads; the first receives a liquid from a figure bending forward of which the nose and forehead with lotus flower and both arms only are visible. Second figure plays a tambourine; third figure seems to clap hands, and one hand of a fourth figure is visible at the left. Remains of hieroglyphics caption with each figure; the whole surmounted by one line of text. Condition: Fragmentary; three corners missing; chipped in many places, but a few traces of faint color are preserved. Modernly cut at top.

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