Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bench End-Panel from a shelf support in the Palace of Amenhotep III-Fruit Stand

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III
Date:
ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, Women's quarters, MMA excavations, 1910–11
Medium:
Mud plaster, paint
Dimensions:
Unframed H. 48.9 cm (19 1/4 in), w. 34 cm (13 3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.215.454
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 120
This painting depicts a basket of fruit balanced on a stand. the vignette decorated the end of a low bench in a room in the palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata. Another fragment of the bench decoration depicts a calf running through a papyrus marsh (see 11.215.453).

For other paintings from the palace, see 12.180.257, 12.180.258 and 20.2.2.
Museum excavations, 1910–11. Acquired by the Museum in the Division of Finds, 1911.

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