Faience Lotus Inlay
The walls of the Great Palace at el Amarna were decorated with small inlays arranged to form complex scenes. In many of these scenes, members of the royal family present great formal bouquets to the Aten. This inlay—a yellow persea fruit and a lotus flower—was the uppermost element of one of these bouquets.
- Medium: Faience
- Possible Place Collected: El Amarna, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in. (6.3 x 5 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: 49.8
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Faience Lotus Inlay, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Faience, 2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in. (6.3 x 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.8. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)