About this object

Restored panel of about 23 fragments of painted plaster pavement depicting papyrus plants set together using plaster of Paris on a fibre glass backing. This is made up of a clump of turquoise-green papyrus next to a clump of blue papyrus. The object is from an unknown location in the Water Court of the Maru-Aten building, south of the city of Tell el-Amarna.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten) about
  • Materials
    Paint; Plaster
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    x 385 mm x 550 mm
  • Note
    Excavated from the Maru-aten by the Egypt Exploration Society under the directorship of C. L. Wooley in 1921.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Amarna Palace Paintings

    Weatherhead, Fran

    Author: Weatherhead, Fran
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 2007


  • Egypt Exploration Society Excavations at Tell el Amarna

    Start date: 1921
    End date: 1921
    Description: Excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna by the Egypt Exploration Society between 1921 and 1936.


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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