Strip of Wood Covered with Gold Leaf Probably from a Piece of Furniture
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Wood, stucco, gold leaf
ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E.
New Kingdom (probably)
13 1/16 x 15/16 x 1/8 in. (33.2 x 2.4 x 0.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
A strip of inscribed gilded wood. Prayer to Osiris. Possibly a fragment from a larger object, but the inscription is complete. Said to have come from a mummy which Abbott unwrapped.
Inscription: "An offering which the king gives (and) Osiris Khenty-Imentiu, Lord of Abydos, that he may give a burial in Western desert (of) Thebes to the ka of the Osiris, Prophet of Monthu, Lord of Thebes, the Chief Sculptor Bes."
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Strip of Wood Covered with Gold Leaf Probably from a Piece of Furniture, ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E. Wood, stucco, gold leaf, 13 1/16 x 15/16 x 1/8 in. (33.2 x 2.4 x 0.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.439E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.439E_NegB_glass_bw_SL4.jpg)
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