Tile from a Royal Funerary Structure
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
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
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
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 10/24/2008
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