Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
305-30 B.C.E., or later
Ptolemaic Period or later
9 5/16 x 4 3/16 x 4 5/16 in. (23.7 x 10.7 x 11 cm)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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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.
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