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Acclaiming the King

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Sandstone, pigment
  • Place Found: Thebes (Karnak), Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1353–1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 8 x 11 1/4 x 1 3/16 in. (20.3 x 28.6 x 3 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Lost Aten Temple, Karnak, Egypt; before 1955, provenance not yet documented; by 1955, in Karnak; between 1955 and 1964, provenance not yet documented; before 1964, acquired by Hubert Herzfelder of Paris, France; by 1964, purchased from the Estate of Hubert Herzfelder by Leo Mildenberg of Zurich, Switzerland; December 9, 1964, purchased from Leo Mildenberg by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Brown sandstone slab with head and arms of one woman and one arm of second figure in sunk relief. Woman has both arms raised, wears ointment cone on hair and flower blossoms on forehead. Cone, arms and face painted red. Condition: Surface incrusted. Bottom and right edges ragged, top and left edges chipped.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Acclaiming the King, ca. 1353–1336 B.C.E. Sandstone, pigment, 8 x 11 1/4 x 1 3/16 in. (20.3 x 28.6 x 3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 64.199.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.199.1_transpc002.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 64.199.1_transpc002.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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