Tile card


Currently not on display


Circular tile in the form of a rosette. Blue background with eight white petals and floral centre inlay now missing. The excavator, Professor Flinders Petrie wrote about this object and others he gave to the museum in his published fieldwork report: “The bulk of the fragments from the palace of Ramessu III were sent to Liverpool, 100 pieces in all, of rosettes, pieces of figures and drapery in glazed tile and alabaster, small pieces of glass for inlaying, &c."(Petrie, 1889, p. 27). Register entry 20 November 1884: Circular tile in porcelain, for inlaying in architectural ornamentation.