Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The ancient Egyptians often made casual sketches on chips of limestone or pottery now called ostraka. The figure on one of these ostraka represents a horned animal, probably a goat, with a collar indicating that the creature was domesticated. The other piece shows a schematically drawn animal that cannot be identified.
ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E.
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Limestone ostracon. In red paint, walking animal with long tail, a lion (?). Crude work.
Condition: Edges broken. Paint flaking from surface. Area directly in front of face broken.
Decorated Ostrakon, ca. 1336-1295 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 3 13/16 x 6 7/8 in. (9.7 x 17.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.28.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.58.28.1_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.58.28.1_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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