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Wall tile fragment

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This is a faience wall tile/inlay fragment with white glaze. It is ribbed on one side. The surface is pitted. Likely originally rectuangular in shape, a large fragment has broken off.

Provenance

From Abydos, temple M 190. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x length: 6.8 x 7.8 cm (2 11/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1737

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Tile and inlays