Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
We can see portions of the faces of four musicians on this sunk-relief fragment. The indIvidual on the far left plays a double flute; the small lyre strummed by a graceful hand belongs to a figure no longer preserved. These musicians probably entertained at a royal banquet depicted on a temple or palace wall.
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
9 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (23.5 x 13 x 26.7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
Central Halls of the Southern Section of the State Apartments of the Great Palace in the Central City at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt; 1935-36, excavated by John Devitt Stringfellow Pendlebury for the Egypt Exploration Society (excavation no. 35-36/507); 1936, gift of the Egypt Exploration Society to the Brooklyn Museum.
Musicians, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 9 1/4 x 5 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (23.5 x 13 x 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 36.882. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.36.882_wwg7.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.36.882_wwg7.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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