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Category

architectural element

Name

tile

Description

Tile, rectangular, convex on one side, with pierced rectangular mount on back for attachment, notched with mark or sign. Faience is crushed quartz with a vitreous (glassy) glaze. These tiles were strung together and plastered onto the walls in the funerary apartment of King Djoser.

Field Collection

Saqqara?, Egypt

Dimensions

length 5.6 cm
width 3.55 cm

Period

Third Dynasty, Reign of Djoser

Date

circa 2690 B.C. — 2670 B.C.

Provenance

bequeathed: Gayer-Anderson, Major R.G. 1943 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Material/s

faience

Accession Number

E.GA.4453.1943 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 58937; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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