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Green-Glazed Plaque

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite, glaze
  • Possible Place Collected: Thebes (Malkata), Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 5/16 x 11/16 x 1 1/16 in. (0.8 x 1.7 x 2.7 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Lawrence Coolidge and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, and the Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green-glazed faience plaque. On one of the larger surfaces is a central cable design flanked by a zigzag pattern and lotus buds. On the opposite surface is a "nbw" sign, and above this sign is a "w;d" flanked by two summarily drawn "w;h" signs. Below is an oval decorated with half-circles. A groove runs around the sides of the piece; the ends are rounded. Condition: Glaze faded in places; edges chipped.
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