Decorated wall plaster



Accession Number
W809
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
Object Type
Architecture, Architectural element, Wall, Surface plaster
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Material
Plaster
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna, North Riverside Palace
Measurements
Width: 235mm | Height: 130mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

A fragment of painted wall plaster decorated with squares and stripes. It was excavated by Egypt Exploration Society. This is probably from the North Riverside Palace. The North Riverside Palace was possibly the principal royal residence at Amarna (Kemp, B. 2006 'Ancient Egypt. Anatomy of A Civilisation' p 284)).

Bibliography

Published by Fran Weatherhead 2007 'Amarna Palace Paintings' p221, 222, fig.119.

Wellcome Number
153983
Other Identity
44408 (Day Book 1972 p26 has wall plaster from Amarna excavated by Egypt Exploration Society in association with 15...and 44...)
Previous Owners
Egypt Exploration Society | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 15 Jan 2021

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