Fragment of a Parapet
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 1347-1340 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
17 x 5 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. (43.2 x 14 x 42.5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Great temple at Amarna, Egypt; 1891-92, excavated by W. M. Flinders Petrie; circa 1892, transferred to William Thyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney, of London, United Kingdom; June 13-17, 1921, sold at Sotheby’s London, “The Amherst Collection of Egyptian and Oriental Antiquities”, lot 845; between 1921 and 1939, provenance not yet documented; by 1939, acquired by William Randolph Hearst of California; July 11, 1939, sold by Sotheby’s London, collection of William Randolph Hearst, lot 28; by 1941, acquired by the Brummer Gallery, New York, NY; 1941, purchased from the Brummer Gallery by the Brooklyn Museum.
Fragment of the upper part of a large free standing stela in fine, hard limestone. Obverse, in sunk relief at right, Amenophis IV and Nefertiti (at left) worshipping the aten. Three columns of hieroglyphics above. Reverse, duplicate scene with different details.
Condition: Greatly mutilated. Portions missing and numerous chips.
Fragment of a Parapet, ca. 1347-1340 B.C.E. Limestone, 17 x 5 1/2 x 16 3/4 in. (43.2 x 14 x 42.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 41.82. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.41.82.jpg)
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