Tile from a Royal Funerary Structure
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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.
ca. 2675-2625 B.C.E.
Early Old Kingdom
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.73.84.4_34.1180b_erg2.jpg)
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One of four green glazed faience plaques from the lining of the subterranean chamber in the pyramid of King Zoser at Saqqarah. The plaques are oblong and undecorated. On the underside of each is an oblong ridge which is pierced apparently to facilitate attachment to the walls of the chamber.
Number B and C have each a hieroglyph on the reverse doubtless as guides to the workman.
Condition, each tile is slightly chipped and on the rear are remains of plaster.
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