Mosaic tile with floral decoration: a rectangular tile having a translucent grey-blue field. The major area of the field is covered with floral motifs, for the most part so conventionalized that identification is impossible. The central motif is a cluster of three yellow stalks of the 'Nelumbo nucifera' each with the thalamus or torus in green and yellow with black dots. Also present is the a flower suggesting the tulip in red and yellow. At the top and again at the base are groups of three yellow and white circles, a frequent and essentially meaningless decoration of these tiles. Two fragments joined.
- Found/Acquired: Luxor
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Luxor (Thebes))
- Length: 8.2 centimetres (max)
- Width: 6.5 centimetres
The same mosaic glass elements found on the reverse of 1897,0511.90 are on the reverse of this tile as well. Obviously both tiles are by the same hand.
Purchased in Luxor
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA64705
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