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Tile with Amorite chief

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Faience palace tile/inlay depicting captive Amorite chief with arms bound behind back; attibutes include shaved head, black, pointed beard, yellow robe with cream, red, gray and brown fabric details; one foot and one arm missing.

Provenance

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. (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: 29.5 x 5.5 cm (11 5/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1571

Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays