Ancient Art

Relief inscribed with a Harper’s Song

1303–1085 B.C.

Limestone

43.2 x 66.1 cm (17 x 26 in.)
Anonymous gift
1937.126
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
Dynasties 19–20
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Andre Bircher, Cairo, 1920. Simpson (below) suggests this piece originally came from a northern necropolis. The phrase 'nh t;wy given in the song noramlly refers to Memphis (cf. Faulkner, 1962, p. 44).

Bibliography: 

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 133–34, no. 75, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 258, ill.

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