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Rosette inlay

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This circular inlay piece of polychrome faience is a rosette/flower design with 8 inlaid inner petals of white with a raised central yellow circle. The main component may originally have been glazed a gray-blue color, as suggested by a small area of worn glaze remaining near one edge. It is in...

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FromTell el-Yahudiya, palace of Ramesses III. 1887-88: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; awarded to the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.




Diameter x depth: 1.8 x 0.6 cm (11/16 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays