Fragment of a polychrome tile
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
Findspot: Egypt, Tell el-Amarna
Height x width x thickness: 5.1 x 4.8 x 1.9 cm (2 x 1 7/8 x 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a fragment of a rectangular polychrome tile. It is made of faience glazed with two colors, a dark blue background with a design depicting papyrus stalks outlined in pale blue-green glaze. Only a very small part of one original outside edge remains.
From Tell el-Amarna. 1891-92: excavated by William M. F. Petrie. Assigned to W.M.F. Petrie in the division of finds by the Government of Egypt; to University College, London; Given to the MFA by University College, London.
Gift of University College, London