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Relief Fragment with Horses

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Place Excavated: Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 9 1/4 x 12 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (23.5 x 32.8 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone block being fragment from a relief showing three horses facing to right and one to left. The group of three horses is shown together and with the entire bodies indicated in profile. The head only of the other horse is shown which is attached to a rein. To the right is a vertical depression. Extensive traces of bright red paint remain in the horses. The background is undecorated. At the extreme left is a fragment of some object, possibly part of a costume. I Condition: Surface considerably chipped, edges badly chipped.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Relief Fragment with Horses, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 9 1/4 x 12 15/16 x 2 3/4 in. (23.5 x 32.8 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 33.687. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 33.687_bw_IMLS.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 33.687_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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