Bunch of Conventionalized Grapes
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Amarna artists often tried to create interior spaces that looked and felt like the outdoors. Many rooms in Akhenaten's palaces featured three-dimensional grape clusters hung high on the wall and grapevines painted on the ceiling. Such decorations created the illusion of sitting under a huge grape arbor.
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Bunch of Conventionalized Grapes, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Faience, 1 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (4.7 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.362. Creative Commons-BY
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