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Building Scene

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Sandstone, pigment
DATES ca. 1352-1347 B.C.E.
DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 10 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. (19 x 26.5 x 3 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of William Kelly Simpson
PROVENANCE 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.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.86.132_wwg7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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