Tile with Amorite chief

New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III
1184–1153 B.C.

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


Height x width: 29.5 x 5.5 cm (11 5/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World


Tile and inlays

Faience palace tile/inlay depicting captive Amorite chief with arms bound behind back; attibutes include shaved head, black, pointed beard, yellow robe with cream, red, gray and brown fabric details; one foot and one arm missing.


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. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund