<em>Royal Lute Player</em>, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 21 x 9 1/4 in. (53.3 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.197.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 60.197.9_edited_bw.jpg)

Royal Lute Player

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 21 x 9 1/4 in. (53.3 x 23.5 cm)


Museum Location: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 60.197.9

Image: 60.197.9_edited_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Limestone relief. In raised relief, at left, girl wearing curled wig and facing right playing a lute. At extreme right two small standing figures incompletely preserved. The background almost certainly represents a papyrus swamp, obviously from its irregularity some natural formation. The posts (?) in front of the lutist perhaps being details of boats. The composition possibly a genre scene in a swamp. Condition: Lower right corner broken. Considerable remains of ancient pigment on face. On small figures at right small are of ancient red pigment on upper body.

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