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architectural element




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


length 5.6 cm
width 3.55 cm


Third Dynasty, Reign of Djoser


circa 2690 B.C. — 2670 B.C.


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



Accession Number

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

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