Fragment of decorative tile
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III
Findspot: Egypt, Tell el Yahudiyeh
Overall: 7.7 x 1.6 x 4.5 cm (3 1/16 x 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Yellow gray clay: portions of top and bottom, finished edges of a band. On the upper surface a network and pair of wings from a rekhyt-bird in strong relief, atop a basket (translation “all the common people”). Gray glaze nearly disappeared on the under surface.
From Palace of Ramesses III, at Tell-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.
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription