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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 × W. 37.2 × Th. 3.5 cm (9 7/16 × 14 5/8 × 1 3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.328.11
Not on view
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.

Mertens, Joan, Catharine H. Roehrig, Marsha Hill, Elizabeth J. Milleker, and Oscar White Muscarella 1992. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 49, no. 4 (Spring), New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 58, no. 39.

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