Bench Side-Panel Depicting a Calf in the Marshes
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Amenhotep III
- ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, Western Harim Wardrobe Room, MMA excavations, 1910–11
- Mud plaster, paint
- H. 50 cm (19 11/16 in.), w. 82 cm (32 5/16 in.), d. 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1911
- Accession Number:
This painting of a calf running through a papyrus marsh comes from the main palace at Malqata, the palace city of Amenhotep III in western Thebes. It was part of the decoration on the supports of low benches that were used to store clothing and other personal items. Similar stylistic and iconographic elements are used in the painted decoration of the pottery found at the palace (see especially 11.215.460 and 12.180.33).