Bunch of Grapes
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Amarna artists often tried to create interior spaces that looked and felt like the outdoors. Many rooms in Akhenaten's palaces featured three-dimensional grape clusters hung high on the wall and grapevines painted on the ceiling. Such decorations created the illusion of sitting under a huge grape arbor.
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Archaeological provenance not yet documented, probably from Tell el-Amarna, Egypt; by 1896, acquired in Egypt by Charles Edwin Wilbour; 1896, gift of Charles Edwin Wilbour to Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, by inheritance; 1914, gift of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour to Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour, by inheritance; 1916, gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour to the Brooklyn Museum.
Bunch of Grapes, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Faience, 1 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (4.7 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.362. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.362_wwg7.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 7 installation, CUR.16.362_wwg7.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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