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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Possible place made: Syria
  • Reportedly from: Egypt
DATES 305-30 B.C.E., or later
PERIOD Ptolemaic Period or later
DIMENSIONS 9 5/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 5/16 in. (23.7 x 10.7 x 11 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze altar of typical Hellenistic form, with a square receptacle with pointed corners. On each side different appliqués- visible in the photograph are busts of Serapis, uraei, and theatrical masks holding rings. Supported by a large shaft in the center, and four smaller, twisted papyrus bud pillars. Condition: Base missing. One entire spreading side of altar top gone. Remaining corners much injured. All details encrusted and impregnated with bronze disease.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Altar, 305-30 B.C.E., or later. Bronze, 9 5/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 5/16 in. (23.7 x 10.7 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1614E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1614E_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1614E_NegB_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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