Tile Frieze Representing Lotus and Grape
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Although the use of glazed tiles and colored paste inlays is known from as early as the Old Kingdom, the apogee of their use came during the New Kingdom (Dynasties XVIIII–XX). An almost identical frieze of lotuses, other flowers, and grape clusters is known to have adorned a wall of a palace of Ramesses III at Tell el Yahudiya in lower (northern) Egypt.
ca. 1184-1153 B.C.E.
11 7/16 x 2 13/16 in. (29.1 x 7.1 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Tile Frieze Representing Lotus and Grape, ca. 1184-1153 B.C.E. Faience, glazed, 11 7/16 x 2 13/16 in. (29.1 x 7.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 55.182a-i. Creative Commons-BY
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