Tile Inlay from the Palace of Ramesses II, Torso of a Mesopotamian or Syrian Captive
New Kingdom, Ramesside
reign of Ramesses II
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Qantir (Piramesse), Palace of Ramesses II
H. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in), w. 23 cm (9 1/16 in), Depth 2 cm (13/16 in)
Purchase, Rogers Fund, Edward S. Harkness Gift and by exchange, 1922, 1929, 1935
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 124
Many of the tile fragments from el-Qantir were purchased in Cairo, 1922 and 1929; others were excavated for the Egyptian Antiquities Service by Mahmud Hamza in 1928 and were acquired from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo by exchange in 1934.