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Relief with Cartouche of Sety I

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1290–1279 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 19
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 11 x 6 11/16 x 2 3/8 in. (28 x 17 x 6 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of limestone relief (low raised relief) from the tomb of Sety I at Thebes. The fragment bears his cartouche written vertically. Above the cartouche are preserved signs. The cartouche is flanked by black border lines. To the left of the left border line is what looks like the lower part of a serpent hieroglyph painted yellow with red dashes. The ground of the cartouche bears traces of yellow paint. There are traces of red paint on the ground outside of the cartouche; the cartouche and border lines are painted black. The signs within the cartouche are painted as follows: sun-disk is red, the fringed cloth is red, and the seated god is red with black wig, feather and "Ankh". The seated figure above the cartouche is red; the "t" is black. The bottom edge of the fragment is smooth but not parallel to the cartouche. The other edges are rough. Condition: Paint partially preserved and flaking; head of figure in cartouche destroyed and filled in with white plaster.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Relief with Cartouche of Sety I, ca. 1290–1279 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 11 x 6 11/16 x 2 3/8 in. (28 x 17 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1510E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1510E_bw_IMLS.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.1510E_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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