Fragment of decorative tile

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III
1186–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell el Yahudiyeh

Dimensions

Overall: 8.2 x 2 x 9.8 cm (3 1/4 x 13/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.1000

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tile and inlays

Coarse, gritty yellow brown fabric; three finished edges: the fourth an irregular fracture; traces of purple glaze over white priming; hieroglyphs deeply incised; with no trace of filling.

Provenance

From Palace of Ramesses III, Tel-el-Yahudiyeh. 1888: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; received by the MFA by subscription from the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription