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Tile fragment with lapwings

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 20
1186–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Medinet Habu

Dimensions

Overall: 9.4 x 19.6 cm (3 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1568

Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

The tile fragment in polychrome faience was originally part of a group representing foreign captives. On a cream glaze background ar repersentations in grenish blue of crested birds (rekhyet) with upraised arms (a gesture of praise) standing on baskets is a hieroglyphic motif. It stands for the phrase “All the people (of Egypt) praising (the king).”

Provenance

Said to be from Medinet Habu, Palace of Ramesses III. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (including 03.1566-03.1577; 03.1578a-i) for £300. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund