Fragment of decorative tile

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III
1184–1153 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell el Yahudiyeh

Dimensions

Overall: 6.7 x 1.7 x 6.3 cm (2 5/8 x 11/16 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

88.993

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tile and inlays

“Palace of Ramesses III”, portion of the finished edge; the rest irregular fracture: Course, dull, pinkish red clay: the upper surface fine thick blue glaze, with hieroglyphs in deep incision formerly completely and now partly filled with opaque white.

Provenance

From Palace of Rameses 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.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription