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Fragment of decorative tile

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Fragment of a faience foreign prisoner tile. Yellow brown coarse clay: sides finished; top and bottom irregular fracture. On the upper surface an arm and hand in dull purple red, beside it the garment of a man in purple and white, with narrow strips of yellow; star like figures in the panels.

Provenance

From Palace of Ramesses 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: 9 x 2 x 6.2 cm (3 9/16 x 13/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.999

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays