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Fragment of decorative tile

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Yellow gray clay: portions of top and bottom, finished edges of a band. On the upper surface a network and pair of wings from a rekhyt-bird in strong relief, atop a basket (translation "all the common people"). Gray glaze nearly disappeared on the under surface.

Provenance

From Palace of Ramesses III, at Tell-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

Tell el Yahudiyeh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7.7 x 1.6 x 4.5 cm (3 1/16 x 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

88.996

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays