About this object

Circular shaped glazed faience tile in the form of a rosette. Yellow boss from the centre is missing and glaze is mainly lost.

From the walls and columns of a palace. Brugsch-Bey's 1870's excavations revealed a chamber lined with faience tiles believed to be from the time of Ramesses III. For more context see, Dieter Arnold, ‘The encyclopaedia of ancient Egyptian architecture’ (London, 2003), pp. 20-1.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    New Kingdom (Ramesside Period)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Yahudiya
  • Date made
    1184 BC - 1153 BC
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Rev. Greville John Chester, 1873
  • Collector
    John Greville Rev Chester
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Yahudiya
  • Date collected
    1873
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    John Greville Rev Chester (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • The Mound of the Jew and the City of Onias

    Edouard Naville and Francis Llewellyn Griffith

    Author: Edouard Naville and Francis Llewellyn Griffith
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Fund (Kegan Paul, Trench and Trubner & Co.)
    Date: 1890
    Description: Full title: The Mound of the Jew and the City of Onias. Belbeis, Samanood, Abusir, Tukh el Karmus. 1887. The Antiquities of Tell el Yahudiyen. Miscellaneous work in Lower Egypt during the years 1887-1888. Available online https://archive.org/details/moundjewandcity00grifgoog

Ownership

Previous owners

  • John Greville Rev Chester

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1873-08-02
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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