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Tile with a fragment of a Bes figure from the palace of Ramesses II

New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty 19
reign of Ramesses II
ca. 1279–1213 B.C.
From Egypt, Eastern Delta, Qantir (Piramesse), Palace of Ramesses II
H. 10 × W. 7.5 × D. 3 cm (3 15/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 3/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund, Edward S. Harkness Gift and by exchange, 1922, 1929, 1935
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
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.

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