8 June 2001
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE PLATE
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, 1550-1070 B.C.
Blue in color with black glaze, the rim decorated with a solid band, the interior with four fish alternating with four lotus flowers
5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm) diameter
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For similar examples see nos. 76-78 in Friedman, Gifts of the Nile, Ancient Egyptian Faience.
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