<em>Floral Inlay</em>, ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E. Faience, 2 1/2 × 1 15/16 in. (6.3 × 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.49.8_wwg7.jpg)

Floral Inlay

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 1/2 × 1 15/16 in. (6.3 × 5 cm)


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


Accession Number: 49.8

Image: CUR.49.8_wwg7.jpg,West Wing gallery 7 installation

Catalogue Description:
Polychrome faience lotus inlay. Open flower with petals in purple-blue grading into white, calyx in light green. At each side of lotus, a green bud. Inserted in center of lotus, a Mimusops fruit in dark blue and yellow glaze. Reverse of object undecorated, flat and glazed white. Interior hollow, pierced at center top and bottom. Apparently a detail from a composite inlay possible representing a “stabstrauss”. Condition: Chipped at rear of base. Glaze intact.

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