Decorated wall plaster



Accession Number
W797
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
Object Type
Architecture, Architectural element, Wall, Surface plaster
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
Material
Plaster
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna, North Riverside Palace
Measurements
Width: 185mm | Height: 130mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Fragment of decorated wall plaster depicting a lotus border joined to block pattern, with distinctive blue arches or curved 'stems', over daisies. Excavated within the North Riverside Palace at Amarna by the Egypt Exploration Society during the 1931–32 season. Presented to the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1932 before being transferred to Swansea on long-term loan in 1971.

Bibliography

Weatherhead, Fran 2007. Amarna palace paintings. Egypt Exploration Society, Excavation Memoir 78. London: Egypt Exploration Society. [pp. 227–228, fig. 122]

Wellcome Number
A153983
Previous Owners
Egypt Exploration Society | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Excavation Details

Excavated within the North Riverside Palace at Amarna by the Egypt Exploration Society during the 1931–32 season.

Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 04 Jul 2021

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