<em>Palace Painting</em>, ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E. Mud, pigment, 15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (40 x 64.8 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 27.35. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.27.35_wwg7.jpg)

Palace Painting

Medium: Mud, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (40 x 64.8 x 3.8 cm)


Museum Location: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 27.35

Image: CUR.27.35_wwg7.jpg,West Wing gallery 7 installation

Catalogue Description:
Large fragment of fresco with two registers of lotus design, probably forming the lower border of a large wall composition. The fresco is a good though not important example of the type of decoration used in the houses at Amarna. The upper register is orange-red with black outlines. The divisions between registers are black; the lower and more complete register has a blue background with flowers in green and white, black outline. The preserved portion is in fragile condition and is apparently extremely thin. The surface has flaked considerably and apparently much of the blue background has been lost.

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