Inlay in the Form of a Cornflower
Using clay molds, Egyptian artisans massproduced faience inlays and set them into walls or other surfaces as architectural ornaments. This example depicts a cornflower, a common symbol of regeneration in the late Eighteenth Dynasty.
- Medium: Faience
- Dates: ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 1 5/8 x 1 x 1/4 in. (4.1 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 48.66.15
- Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Inlay in the Form of a Cornflower, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Faience, 1 5/8 x 1 x 1/4 in. (4.1 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 48.66.15. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (76%)