Fragment of Tomb Relief
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Possible Place Collected: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 670-650 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXV Dynasty-early XXVI Dynasty
- Period: late Third Intermediate Period-early Late Period
- Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 10 1/2 in. (18 x 26.6 cm)
- Collections: Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 49.18
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Image: Overall, 49.18.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
Scenes of daily life, many of which may actually have had religious significance, were a basic element of private-tomb decoration until the first part of Dynasty XVIII. Their renewed popularity in tombs of Dynasties XXV and XXVI reflects that era's penchant for the past. It is uncertain whether the unusual frontal depiction of the scribe shown here is an archaism or an innovation of the relief's own time.