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Fragment of decorative tile

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Warm gray clay, unglazed. Rectangular fragment, three sides finished: the fourth an irregular fracture. The upper surface a kneeling winged rekhyt bird facing towards left.

Provenance

From Palace of Ramses III, Tel-el-Yahudiyeh. 1888: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; received by the MFA by subscription from the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Tel el Yahudiyeh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 1.9 x 6.6 cm (3 3/8 x 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.998

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays