Relief Representation of Goatherd with Goat and Trees
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
These three blocks originally were part of a large pastoral scene depicting the countryside surrounding a temple. A guard snoozes on the job at the temple entrance on the lower left, while a goatherd watches his goat as it grazes on the right. Trees and the line of the temple wall carry over to the upper block, where along another ground line, there is the face of a grazing calf and the legs of a man dancing. Pastoral scenes were invented by Amarna period artists. Scenes like this one were the source for later pastoral scenes in Egyptian art.
ca. 1350-1333 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
8 1/4 x 16 3/4 x 2 1/2 in., 22.5 lb. (21 x 42.5 x 6.4 cm, 10.21kg) (show scale)
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
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Relief Representation of Goatherd with Goat and Trees, ca. 1350-1333 B.C.E. Limestone, 8 1/4 x 16 3/4 x 2 1/2 in., 22.5 lb. (21 x 42.5 x 6.4 cm, 10.21kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.30. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.226.30_PS2.jpg)
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Limestone slab decorated with a sunk relief representation of a bearded man (goatherd), a goat and two trees. The relief may once have decorated the end of a wall because there is a projection surface at the right end of the slab.
Condition: Man's lower legs, lowest part of three of the goat's feet, the goat's nose and the tops of the trees are not preserved. Front of man's face damaged. Large chip in field.
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