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Tile with bird

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

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

Object Place for Label


Tell el-Amarna, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays