Fragment from the Palace of Apries
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
- Microscopic in situ
- Raking light
- Cross section
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 “https://heritagesciencejournal.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40494-018-0170-9”:
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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
- 26th dyn. 589-568 BC
- Egypt: Late Period
- 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