Tile from a Royal Funerary Structure
Rows of green-glazed rectangles like these examples tiled the walls of rooms beneath King Djoser's Step Pyramid and another nearby building that was part of his funerary complex. The tiles imitated the hangings of reeds lashed together by horizontal cords that decorated palace walls.
- Medium: Faience
- Place Made: Saqqara, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 2675-2625 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: III Dynasty
- Period: Early Old Kingdom
- Dimensions: 2 3/16 x 1 3/8 in. (5.6 x 3.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 34.1180b
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Tile from a Royal Funerary Structure, ca. 2675-2625 B.C.E. Faience, 2 3/16 x 1 3/8 in. (5.6 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.1180b. Creative Commons-BY
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