<em>Relief Fragment of King Ahmose and Queen</em>, ca. 1539-1514 B.C.E. Basalt (probably), gesso or plaster, 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 2 15/16 in. (12 x 20.9 x 7.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 81.183. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.81.183_erg2.jpg)

Relief Fragment of King Ahmose and Queen

Medium: Basalt (probably), gesso or plaster

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1514 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 2 15/16 in. (12 x 20.9 x 7.4 cm)



Accession Number: 81.183

Image: CUR.81.183_erg2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Irregularly shaped green stone fragment of stela with sunk relief inscription and representation: two columns of hieroglyphs and cartouche of King Ahmose; beneath cartouche, head and left shoulder of Ahmose, king wearing ibes-headgear and uraeus, angle of arm and shoulder suggest arm was extended forward, presumably offering object to figure of god (Amun?); behind king, head of queen wearing twin plumed headdress with uraeus; oblique line in upper left corner quite probably plume of Amun's headdress. Condition: Excellent; traces of plaster or gesso in some of the hieroglyphs, on top of the king's headdress, and in the queen's uraeus.

Brooklyn Museum