Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
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.
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Floral 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.49.8_wwg7.jpg)
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