Olive branch held by King Akhenaten
Fragment of a relief depicts olive branch held by King Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) offering to the god Aten, whose sun rays are depicted with hands to pick the proffered fruit.
The Egyptians of the New Kingdom ate fresh and cured olives, but did not use its oil.
New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period, ca. 1353-1336 BC. From Tell el-Amarna. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.