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God Flanked by Two Crocodiles

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-525 B.C.E., or later
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 20 7/8 x 9 7/16 in. (53 x 24 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION God Flanked by Two Crocodiles, 664-525 B.C.E., or later. Linen, 20 7/8 x 9 7/16 in. (53 x 24 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1820E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1820E_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1820E_IMLS_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One figure of a god painted on linen. Here a figure of a god is shown striding to the right, flanked by two crocodiles. This once formed part of a mummy shroud. The god wears a simple kilt at his sides. A striped bag wig is shown. Across the middle of the piece two stripes are woven in by bunching of wefts. Condition: Much frayed near the center of the lower edge. This has destroyed the right foot somewhat. One small hole in the tail of the crocodile on the right.
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