Fragment of a Tomb Painting with Seated Woman Holding a Lotus
This fragment of wall painting from a tomb depicts a woman sitting on a green mat, inhaling the fragrance of a blue lotus. Sealed jars of beer and wine rest under a table loaded with other offerings of white and yellow loaves of bread and a dark red calf's head. A grid of red lines that guided the draftsman in positioning the objects and proportioning the figures shows through where the paint has worn thin.
- Medium: Limestone, gessoed and painted
- Possible Place Collected: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 11 1/2in. (25.6 x 29.2cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 05.390
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragment of a Tomb Painting with Seated Woman Holding a Lotus, ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E. Limestone, gessoed and painted, 10 1/16 x 11 1/2in. (25.6 x 29.2cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.390. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)