About this object

A rectangular faience tile, glazed in purple and blue in a geometric pattern. From the Sanctuary, Temple of Isis. The decoration of this building included wall tiles of a glazed ceramic called faience.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    Meroitic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date made
    300 BC - 400 AD
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Professor John Garstang, 1949
  • Collector
    John Garstang
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Sudan: Meroë
  • Date collected
    1914
  • Measurements
    88 mm x 122 mm x 15 mm
  • Related people
    John Garstang (Collector, previous owner); Liverpool University Institute of Archaeology (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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