Sealing or Stopper
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Mud, straw, pigment
Late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Dome-shaped painted mud and straw sealing or stopper, doubtless originally from the neck of a storage jar. Remains of white and red pigments.The inscription is painted in black on a yellow ground. A large cartouche with yellow background and black letters runs across the top of the sealing. The inscription is considerably defaced but seems to refer to a feast of the Aten. The balance of the surface was painted white with a black and bright red border around the base of which only traces remain. The beginning of another cartouche (?) is seen at the lower edge.
Condition: Intact, but painted decorations badly defaced. Flaking and powdering of outer surface.
This item is not on view
Sealing or Stopper. Mud, straw, pigment, 4 3/4 × 4 7/16 in. (12 × 11.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.110. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.110_overall01.JPG)
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