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Fragment of decorative tile

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Fragment of tile. Light pinkish red fabric; part of a wing modeled on front in lilac glaze, with brown line markings, the feathers plainly modeled. All surfaces are finished except for one end.


From Palace of Ramesses III, Tel-el-Yahudiyeh. 1888: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund (EEF); assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the EEF.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III, 1186–1070 B.C.


Tell el Yahudiyeh, Egypt


Overall: 5.8 x 1.7 x 3.8 cm (2 5/16 x 11/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays