Rosette Inlay

2.8.73.4a
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.