Grape Bunch Tile Inlay



Blue faience wall tile in the shape of a bunch of grapes that once decorated the cornice of King Akhenaten's north palace. There are two holes for attachment to a wall. Remains of a fabric impression on one side.It was found during 1924-5 excavations at Tell el-Amarna (find number 25/136) from area '25 centre', where ten inlay architectural elements in the form of bunches of grapes were found. Five pieces were given to the East Anglia Egyptian Society. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1925. Acquired by the EES in the division of finds. Donated to the East Anglia Egyptian Society by the EES in recognition of a contribution to the EES (excavation subscription). Donated to Norwich Castle Museum. Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum in 1956 by Liverpool City Museum (now World Museum).