New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III
Height x depth: 14.5 x 5.5 cm (5 11/16 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
These objects are pieces of faience torus molding. They are rectangular slabs molded into semi-cylindrical shapes.
a: An end piece.
b-h: mid sections
i: One section broken in three pieces.
The edges are light blue. There is a diagonal depressed band on each section that contains/contained fragments of gold leaf.
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)
Emily Esther Sears Fund