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Tell el Yahudiyeh, faience tiles from the Palace

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images of enemies and rekhyt-birds; part of a horse (UC 29497 ?)

Egyptians (?) and hieroglyphic inscriptions

plants and flowers

flowers/rosettes (a very high number of these were found)

Similar tiles are also known from Qantir. They must have been part of the decoration of the palace. The figure of the enemies and rekhyt-birds might belong to some kind of audience/throne rooms. The rosettes might be part of the decorations in private rooms.

Hayes 1937 (publication of the tiles from Qantir in the Metropolitan Museum New York, with reconstructions)


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