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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.

MEDIUM Faience
  • Possible Place Collected: Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/4 × 3 5/8 in. (10.8 × 9.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE 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.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.52.148.1_wwg7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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