Large Fragment of Fresco
Unlike temples, constructed of stone to last forever, Egyptian places were made of mud brick, and each was probably used for no more than a generation or two. Artists covered palace walls with layers of plaster on which they painted idyllic scenes of palace activities and life along the Nile. This detail shows lotus buds and flowers; it may represent the edge of a pool in a palace garden.
- Medium: Mud, painted
- Place Found: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (40 x 64.8 x 3.8 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 27.35
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Large Fragment of Fresco, ca. 1352-1336 B.C. Mud, painted, 15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (40 x 64.8 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 27.35. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Large fragment of fresco with two registers of lotus design, probably forming the lower border of a large wall composition
- Record Completeness: Good (72%)