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Fragment of a Jubilee Scene

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Amunhotep IV's cloak and the curved scepter in front of his face indicate that this detail once showed the king participating in the sed-festival, an ancient rite of royal renewal celebrated in Egypt since before Dynasty 1 (circa 3000–2800 B.C.). Amunhotep IV's first festival occurred at Karnak in the fourth or fifth year of his reign, just before he moved the capital to el Amarna and changed is name to Akhenaten.

MEDIUM Sandstone, pigment
DATES ca. 1352–1347 B.C.E.
DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
DIMENSIONS 6 9/16 x 9 13/16 x 1 3/16 in. (16.7 x 25 x 3 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
PROVENANCE Lost Aten Temple, Karnak, Egypt; before 1964, reportedly acquired by an unidentified collector from Karnak, Egypt; before 1964, reportedly purchased from an unidentified Karnak collector by an unidentified collector from Qurna, Egypt; by 1964, purchased from an unidentified Qurna collector by Ottmar Holmann, Dusseldorf, Germany; 1964, purchased from Ottmar Holmann by the Brooklyn Museum.
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MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
CAPTION Fragment of a Jubilee Scene, ca. 1352–1347 B.C.E. Sandstone, pigment, 6 9/16 x 9 13/16 x 1 3/16 in. (16.7 x 25 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 64.197.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.64.197.1_wwg7.jpg)
IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.64.197.1_wwg7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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