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Rosette inlay

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This circular inlay of polychrome glazed faience is a gray rosette/flower design with 8 inner petals of white with a raised central yellow circle. Glaze is fairly well preserved, with areas of most wear appearing nearer to the outer edges.


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 with the Egyptian government; 1888: 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: 1.9 x 0.6 cm (3/4 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays