Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 1352-1347 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
7 1/2 x 10 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. (19 x 26.5 x 3 cm) (show scale)
Gift of William Kelly Simpson
Archaeological provenance not yet documented; probably from Tell el-Amarna, Egypt; before 1974, reportedly found at Hermopolis, Egypt; by 1974, acquired by William Kelly Simpson of Katonah, NY and Massachusetts; 1974, lent by William Kelly Simpson to the Brooklyn Museum; 1986, gift of by William Kelly Simpson to the Brooklyn Museum.
One Egyptian limestone relief with a representation of stone masons building a wall.
Condition: Right edge broken away anciently. Other edges worked in antiquity. Entire surface quite rough and grainy.
Joins Brooklyn 61.195.1.
Building Scene, ca. 1352-1347 B.C.E. Sandstone, pigment, 7 1/2 x 10 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. (19 x 26.5 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William Kelly Simpson, 86.132. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.86.132_wwg7.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.86.132_wwg7.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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These reliefs that you just photographed are really special because they come from the part of a city that people actually lived and worked in. Most of what you see in many ours and many museums come from tombs.
People only lived in the city of Akhetaten, as it was called in ancient times, for a very short period. This actually makes it much easier for archaeologists to study.
So... what year was the boom box invented?
It looks like the first boombox device was created in 1969. Over your shoulder is a useful way to carry a variety of things like boomboxes or, in this case, a stone masonry block.
Nice! Thank you. You're awesome.
The scenes of everyday life in this gallery are really interesting. The city of Tell el-Amarna (known as Akhetaten in ancient times) was only occupied for a few decades and then abandoned, so a lot more of the city is preserved than just the tombs.