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Dancers with Instruments

Period:
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Akhenaten
Date:
ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Probably from Middle Egypt, Hermopolis (Ashmunein; Khemenu); Probably originally from Amarna (Akhetaten)
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 24 cm (9 7/16 in); w. 37.2 cm (14 5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.328.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 121
This group of women, dressed in gauzy court gowns, are shown dancing in celebration. One of the women beats a tambourine and a man behind the group (at the far right) blows a trumpet.
Norbert Schimmel Collection, by 1964, published and exhibited frequently from that time. Donated to the Museum by Mr. Schimmel, 1985.

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