Tile fragment with cartouches of Rameses III

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

Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Medinet Habut, Palace of Ramesses III


Legacy dimension: .095 x .08

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World


Architectural elements

Part of a set of polychrome faience tiles representing foreign captives from the palace of Rameses III, this fragment bears two cartouches of Rameses III in red, blue, and pearl inlay on a cream background.


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