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Modern Reconstruction of a New Kingdom Model of a Temple Gateway

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

This reconstruction was worked up from the early Nineteenth Dynasty base of a model temple gateway in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum (acc. no. 49.183) decorated with representations of King Sety I making offerings. The bottom of this model has been cast from the original and painted brown to match its quartzite stone. The statues, flagstaffs, pylon, and sidewalls, all of which were lost from the original, have been reconstructed to fit the depressions in the base. The result simulates the basic elements of a typical approach to a temple of the New Kingdom.
MEDIUM Plaster
DIMENSIONS 42 1/2 × 34 1/2 × 44 in. (108 × 87.6 × 111.8 cm) mount: 40 × 34 × 44 in. (101.6 × 86.4 × 111.8 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Albert Fehrenbacher (German, 1911–2005). Modern Reconstruction of a New Kingdom Model of a Temple Gateway. Plaster, 42 1/2 × 34 1/2 × 44 in. (108 × 87.6 × 111.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 66.228. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.228_front.jpg)
IMAGE front, 66.228_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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