Faience Lotus Inlay
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 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 XVIII Dynasty
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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
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