Inlay in the form of a lotus

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1353–1336 B.C.


Dimensions

7 x 8 cm (2 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.171

Medium or Technique

Faience

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tile and inlays

Polychrome faience inlay of a blue water lily or lotus, composed of a mosaic of glazed elements (red, blue, green, white, yellow) fixed to a grayish faience base. Broken off at the base; two triangular elements missing.

Provenance

By 1984: with Jean-Louis Domercq, Paris; purchased by the MFA from Jean-Louis Domercq May 9, 1984.
(Accession Date: May 9, 1984)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund