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Fragment of inlay representing sidelock of a princess

Light blue-green faience inlay in the shape of a sidelock of hair from a scene of the king (Ramesses III) and one of his daughters (to whom this piece belongs); probably originally adorned a doorway lintel.

Provenance

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

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

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Accession Number

03.1577

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays