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Fragment of inlay representing part of the wig of a princess

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Light blue-green faience inlay in the shape of a portion of hair/headdress from a scene of the king (Ramesses III) and one of his daughters (to whom this piece belongs); probably originally adorned a doorway lintel.

Provenance

Said to be from Medinet Habu, Palace of Ramesses III. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (including 03.1566-03.1577; 03.1578a-i) for £300. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses III, 1184–1153 B.C.

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 8 cm (2 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1576

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays