Glazed Polychrome Tile from Tell el-Yahudieh

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 September 2016

This decorative tile of glazed faience originally ornamented the walls of a palace of King Ramesses III at Tell e-Yahudieh in the Egyptian Delta. This (and other tiles) would once have been included in symbolic friezes illustrating Egypt's triumph over its traditional enemies: Nubians, Libyans, and Asiatics. This fragment shows an Asiatic prisoner. 12th century BCE. From Tell el-Yahudieh, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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