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Faience wall tile: E.GA.4426.1943

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Current Location: Gallery 20

Titles

Faience wall tile

Description

Tile. 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

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, R. G. (Major)

Dating

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

Materials used in production

Faïence

Techniques used in production

Moulded

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.4426.1943
Primary reference Number: 58910
Oldadmincategory: FG
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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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