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Fragment of decorative tile

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Irregular fracture and the edges very much worn, thick coarse pinkish brown clay. The upper surface covered with dull gray, yellow enamel - the glaze gone. Deeply increased hieroglyphics, filled with different colors: gray, blue, white, reddish brown etc.


From Palace of Ramesses III, 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.


Tell el Yahudiyeh, Egypt


Overall: 6.6 x 1.5 x 5.3 cm (2 5/8 x 9/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays