Rosette inlay

New Kingdom, Dynasty 19
1295–1186 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Tell el-Yahudiya, Palace of Ramesses III


Diameter x depth: 2.2 x 6 cm (7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

Not On View


The Ancient World


Tile and inlays

This circular inlay of polychrome faience bears a gray rosette/flower design with 8 inlaid inner petals of white with a raised central yellow circle. It is somewhat nicked with small areas of discoloration/incrustation.


From Egypt, Tell el-Yahudiya, palace of Ramesses III. January 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at the third general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription