Faience fragment

Greco-Roman Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nebesheh, Tell Gemayemi.


Overall: 5.1 x 3.7 x 0.5 cm (2 x 1 7/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Function unknown

Triangular in cross section, fine, grained very pale bluish gray. Thin edges, one end fractured the other worn rounded.P.5489 Book has “Disposed of Jan. 02, 1906”. Found with faience objects given by the EEF: Eg.Inv.3577 to Eg.Inv.3595 and 02.770, 72.1418, and 88.1003, P.725 to P.824, P.4418 to P.8145.


From Egypt, Tell Nabasha, Tell Gemayemi. 4th Season, 1885-86. Excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting. (Accession date: March 30, 2001)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription