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Faience fragment

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nebesheh, Tell Gemayemi.

Dimensions

Overall: 5.1 x 3.7 x 0.5 cm (2 x 1 7/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45926

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Triangular in cross section, fine, grained very pale bluish gray. Thin edges, one end fractured the other worn rounded.P.5489 Book has “Disposed of Jan. 02, 1906”. Found with faience objects given by the EEF: Eg.Inv.3577 to Eg.Inv.3595 and 02.770, 72.1418, and 88.1003, P.725 to P.824, P.4418 to P.8145.

Provenance

From Egypt, Tell Nabasha, Tell Gemayemi. 4th Season, 1885-86. Excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting. (Accession date: March 30, 2001)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription