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Relief block with the heads of three Libyans

Period:
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Date:
ca. 1353–1323 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Karnak
Medium:
Sandstone, paint
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernst E. Kofler, 1965
Accession Number:
65.100.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
The sidelocks of the people on this relief block identify the men as Libyans. They need not be prisoners but could be members of the Egyptian army or envoys at a festival. As usual with sandstone relief pieces the block was part of a temple decoration at Karnak.
Purchased by the Museum from Ernst Kofler, Lucerne, 1965.

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