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Tile Fragment with Mandragora Fruit and Leaves

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Faience
  • Reportedly From: Hermopolis Magna, Egypt
  • DATES 1352–1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 15/16 × 5 5/16 in. (7.5 × 13.5 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 bold decoration of mandragora fruit and leaves. From a circular or semi-circular composition. Green, yellow, brown details in raised faience on white ground tinged with blue. Condition: Fragment, chipped at edges.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION Tile Fragment with Mandragora Fruit and Leaves, 1352–1336 B.C.E. Faience, 2 15/16 × 5 5/16 in. (7.5 × 13.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 52.148.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.148.2_SL1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 52.148.2_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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