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Tile fragment with cartouches of Rameses III

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

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, 1186–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Accession Number

03.1567

Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements