Fragment of a faience tile



Accession Number
EC124
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Architecture, Architectural decoration, Tile
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna, North Suburb, T36.74
Measurements
Length: 16mm | Width: 13mm | Depth: 9mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

Fragment of faience from an unidentified object, which is decorated on one side with black stripes on a bluey-green glaze. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society within the North Suburb (T36.74) at Amarna during the 1930–31 season. T36.74 was identified by the excavators as a public well. Gifted to the collection in 1978 as part of the disposal of the remaining objects from the Egypt Exploration Society.

Bibliography

Frankfort, H. and J. D. S. Pendlebury 1933. The city of Akhenaten. Part II: The north suburb and the desert altars. The excavations at Tell el Amarna during the seasons 1926-1932. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Society 40. London: Egypt Exploration Society. [p. 89]

Other Identity
TA.30–31.333 (excavation number)
Previous Owners
Egypt Exploration Society | The British Museum
Excavation Details

Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society within the North Suburb (T36.74) at Amarna during the 1930–31 season. https://www.flickr.com/photos/egyptexplorationsociety/15880423383/in/album-72157650748061882/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/egyptexplorationsociety/38892386371/in/album-72157688132658872/

Acquisition
Gift, Via the British Museum as part of the dispersal of the disposable objects from the excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society (15 Mar 1978)
Last modified: 24 Jun 2022

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