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Rosette inlay

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This circular inlay of polychrome faience bears a gray rosette/flower design with 8 inlaid inner petals of white with a raised central yellow circle. It is somewhat nicked with small areas of discoloration/incrustation.

Provenance

From Egypt, Tell el-Yahudiya, palace of Ramesses III. 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 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter x depth: 2.2 x 6 cm (7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

85.577

Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays