Glazed Tile with Palms
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
One of many decorated architectural tiles from el Amarna, this example shows two majestic doum palms and a series of unusual vertical leaves that have not been identified.
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Archaeological provenance not yet documented, probably from Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, reportedly from Hermopolis Magna, Egypt; by 1952, acquired by Louis Keimer of Cairo, Egypt; 1952, purchased from Louis Keimer by the Brooklyn Museum.
Fragment of polychromed tile with decoration of dom palm with lotus buds. Green brown and yellow on white. From a circular or semicircular tile.
Condition: Broken and repaired. Some chips.
Glazed Tile with Palms, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Faience, 4 1/4 × 3 5/8 in. (10.8 × 9.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 52.148.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.52.148.1_wwg7.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.52.148.1_wwg7.jpg
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