Relief of Vetch Plant
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Relief of Vetch Plant, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 9 x 20 11/16 in. (22.8 x 52.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 61.86. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 61.86_NegB_film_bw_SL4.jpg)
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Limestone relief. In shallow sunk relief a naturalistic representation of the vetch plant (Lathyrus sativus) including seed pods, blooms and tendrils. The vine covers entire surface of block. Pigment is ancient. Representation was continued on adjacent blocks.
Condition: Paint faded. Several chips on decorated surface.
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