Ceiling painting from the palace of Amenhotep III
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Amenhotep III
- ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Malqata, Palace of Amenhotep III, Antechamber to King's bedroom, MMA excavations, 1910–11
- Dried Mud, mud plaster, paint
- h. 140 cm (55 1/8 in); w. 140 cm (55 1/8 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1911
- Accession Number:
The important buildings in the palace complex of Amenhotep III at Malqata were embellished with floor, wall, and ceiling paintings. This partially restored section of a ceiling painting was discovered lying face up in a room adjacent to the king's bedchamber. The motif consists of a repeating pattern of rosette-filled running spirals alternating with bucrania (ox skulls). Similar ceiling patterns, both painted and modeled in plaster, have been excavated at Aegean sites of a slightly earlier period.
Other obejcts excavated at Malqata are displayed in gallery 120.