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Relief Fragment

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 2500–2350 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 5
    PERIOD Old Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 16 5/16 x 29 5/8 x 3 15/16 in. (41.4 x 75.2 x 10 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oblong fragment of limestone bearing on two sides, in detailed raised relief, the lower parts of columns of hieroglyphs. The piece is part of a corner from the tomb of Semenkhuw-ptah called Itwesh at Saqqara (MM D 43). Borders are preserved on the bottom and two sides of the larger surface, and on the bottom and right side of the smaller surface. Condition: Small chips. See also 37.25E, 37.27E, and 37.28E
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Relief Fragment, ca. 2500–2350 B.C.E. Limestone, 16 5/16 x 29 5/8 x 3 15/16 in. (41.4 x 75.2 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.26E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.26E_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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