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Title/s Faience Wall Tiles

Maker/s Unknown

Category faience tiles

Description Tiles. 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.

Field Collection Saqqara, the Step Pyramid, Egypt

Period Third Dynasty, Reign of Djoser

Date circa 2690 B.C.E. — 2670 B.C.E.

Provenance Gayer-Anderson, R.G. (Major)

(via The Fitzwilliam Museum : Egyptian Galleries - Faience Wall Tiles)

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