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Faience Wall Tiles: E.GA.4359.1943

Object information


Faience Wall Tiles




Tiles. 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.

Find spot

  • Saqqara

Acquisition and important dates

by Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major


Third Dynasty, Reign of King Djoser
Circa -2690 - Circa 2670 -2670

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.4359.1943
Primary reference Number: 125493
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 12 April 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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