Relief block with the heads of three Libyans

New Kingdom, Amarna Period

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.

Relief block with the heads of three Libyans, Sandstone, paint

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