London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE 'AMARNA' RELIEF FRAGMENT
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, CIRCA 1353-1335 B.C.
Depicting three boatmen kneeling in short kilts, long oars clasped in both hands, central figure with head turned back, mounted
5¾ x 4¼ in. (14.5 x 10.8 cm.)
Acquired from Galerie Fischer, Luzern, Switzerland, June 1966.
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Cf. J. D. Cooney, Amarna Reliefs from Hermopolis in American Collections, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1965, pp. 82-85, no. 51 for similar boatmen.
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