martes, 31 de mayo de 2016

Fragmentary Relief of a King

Fragmentary Relief of a King
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
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The individual represented here wears a wig with stylized, echeloned curls and a diadem with streamers. That he is a king is indicated by the cobra coiled around the diadem and rearing up at his brow.
Although once catalogued as a work of the fifteenth century B.C., the relief was subsequently realized to be a work of Dynasty XXVI, which also produced very elegant and highly finished sculptures both in the round and in relief.
MEDIUM Basalt
DATES ca. 664-525 B.C.E.
DYNASTY XXVI Dynasty
PERIOD Late Period
DIMENSIONS 2 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 2 in. (6.8 x 13.9 x 5.1 cm)
Brooklyn Museum
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