<em>Relief Blocks from the Tomb of the Vizier Nespeqashuty</em>, ca. 664-610 B.C.E. Limestone, 40 9/16 x 63 3/8 in. (103 x 161 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 52.131.1a-i. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.131.1a-I.jpg)

Relief Blocks from the Tomb of the Vizier Nespeqashuty

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 664-610 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 40 9/16 x 63 3/8 in. (103 x 161 cm) 52.131.1a: 9 3/4 x 19 3/8 in. (24.8 x 49.2 cm) 52.131.1b: 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (24.8 x 37.5 cm) 52.131.1c: 9 5/8 x 17 in. (24.4 x 43.2 cm) 52.131.1d: 16 1/2 x 25 in. (41.9 x 63.5 cm) 52.131.1e: 16 7/16 x 10 15/16 in. (41.8 x 27.8 cm) 52.131.1f: 16 3/8 x 18 in. (41.6 x 45.7 cm) 52.131.1g: 14 5/16 x 23 3/8 in.


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


Accession Number: 52.131.1a-i

Image: 52.131.1a-I.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Nine limestone blocks forming two registers of raised relief from the tomb of Nes-peka-shuti. Lower register, two male and four female servants in style of Old Kingdom but apparently copied from Hatshepsut temple, bringing offerings. Between the servants columns of inscriptions giving titles and name of owner. Reliefs are in various stages of completion. Upper register, the return from Abydos. At left, owner and his wife seated in boat under canopy; at right, another boat with full crew, this latter scene only outlined in red. These scenes in upper register are in style of New Kingdom (Theban). All reliefs broken and assembled. Numerous large gaps especially on lower register. Upper right section only outlined in red. Lower register very interesting in showing method of working these scenes. Stone is the hard and slightly yellowish stone of the Asasif with numerous traces of iron on the surface. Condition: The reliefs have been assembled from many fragments and there are numerous gaps, particularly in the lower register. Most of the reliefs are more-or-less unfinished and the various stages of completion are one of the valuable characteristics of these reliefs. Stone is a fairly hard, yellowish limestone with numerous traces of iron on the surface.

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