<em>Wall Tile from a Royal Funerary Structure</em>, ca. 2675-2625 B.C.E. Faience, 2 5/16 × 1 7/16 × 7/16 in. (5.9 × 3.6 × 1.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.1180c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.73.84.1_34.1180c-d_73.84.2_34.1180a_erg2.jpg)

Wall Tile from a Royal Funerary Structure

Medium: Faience

Dates:ca. 2675-2625 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 5/16 × 1 7/16 × 7/16 in. (5.9 × 3.6 × 1.1 cm)

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Museum Location: Great Hall, Southwest, 1st floor

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Accession Number: 34.1180c

Image: CUR.73.84.1_34.1180c-d_73.84.2_34.1180a_erg2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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