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Greenish glaze much worn, hieroglyphs incised, which read - "Ra, strong in Truth, Beloved of Amen".

Provenance

From Egypt, Tell el-Yahudiya. January 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at the third general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Tel el Yahudiya, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.2 x 6.2 cm (2 7/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.573

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays