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Tile with bird

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1349–1336 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Tell el-Amarna, No. 35/345a and 35/462


Height: (37.17a): 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.) Height: (37.17b): 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)


The Ancient World


Tile and inlays

Two fragments of polychrome faience inlay depicting a flying bird rendered in black lines with green and brown pigment on white background; fragments are adjacent, but do not join.


From Tell el-Amarna; 1035-1936: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at Tell el-Amarna, No. 35/345 a and 35/462; by 1937: assigned to the Egypt Exploration Society by the government of Egypt; 1937: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Society through the Hon. Robert Bass.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Society by subscription