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Fragment of inlay

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This object is a fragment of a blue glazed faience inlay piece. There are two incised rectangular depressions for additional inlays to be inserted, both of which are no longer present. Only one side is glazed. It is broken and mended in two areas.

Provenance

From Giza, Valley Temple of Menkaura, GMT X. By 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom (?), possibly Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura, 2490–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length x thickness: 4.3 x 5.5 x 0.9 cm (1 11/16 x 2 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.812

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays