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Sunk Relief of a Man

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Both of these figures wear priestly attire. One has his hands raised In a gesture of prayer or adoration, while the other—to judge from comparable images in New Kingdom Theban tombs—held either two curved-topped candles or a candle and an ointment jar. The style of both figures is a combination of the art of their own era and that of the New Kingdom.

CULTURE Egyptian
MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
DATES ca. 670–650 B.C.E.
DYNASTY late Dynasty 25 to early Dynasty 26
PERIOD Late Third Intermediate Period to early Late Period
DIMENSIONS 5 x 6 9/16 in. (12.7 x 16.6 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Painted limestone sunk relief. Head, shoulders and hands of a man facing right, worshipping (hands extended in adoration). Curled wig, plain collar, cord for amulet, etc. Possibly Montuemhet. Plain background. Condition: Relief mounted on metal flute and set into composition frame. Lower edges broken. Upper right corner restored.
CAPTION Egyptian. Sunk Relief of a Man, ca. 670–650 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 5 x 6 9/16 in. (12.7 x 16.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.86.226.9_wwg8.jpg)
IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.86.226.9_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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