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Fragment from the Palace of Apries

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


Fragment with a lotus-leaf shaped blade in green, yellow and brown.

Description of object

A lotus-leaf shaped blade and the long vertical shaft of a fan is carved in relief and painted green, yellow and brown.

Choice of methods

Visual examination

  • Macroscopic
  • Microscopic in situ

Technical imaging

  • UV
  • VIL
  • Raking light


  • Cross section
  • Microscopy
  • XRF

Visual examination



C. Brøns, K. Lund Rasmussen, M. Melchiorre di Crescenzo, R. Stacey, A. Lluveras-Tenorio (2018) Painting the Palace of Apries I: Ancient binding media and coatings of the reliefs from the Palace of Apries, Lower Egypt, Heritage Science 6:6 “”:

S. Hedegaard, T. Delbey, C. Brøns, K. Rasmussen, Painting the Palace of Apries II: ancient pigments of the reliefs from the Palace of Apries, Lower Egypt. Heritage Science. 7 (2019), doi:10.1186/s40494-019-0296-4.

T. Bagh (2011), Finds from W.M.F. Petrie’s Excavations in Egypt in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, in Meddelelser fra NyCarlsberg Glyptotek. No. 13 Copenhagen, 37-43.

M. Jørgensen (2009), Egypt IV Late Egyptian Sculpture 1080 BC-AD 400. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 92, cat. No. 26.2.

  • ÆIN 1060
  • Fragment
  • 26th dyn. 589-568 BC
  • Egypt: Late Period
  • Limestone
  • W. M. F. Petrie’s excavations at the north end of Memphis unearthed in 1909 remains of the royal palace of Apries. That same year the Glyptotek in Copenhagen received a number of painted limestone relief fragments belonging to the Palace.
  • H 24.3 cm, W 14.6 cm, D 8.2 cm

Selected photos

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