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Merneptah Stele Ceramic Tiles 3 x 5 The Israel Stele Hieroglyph

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Handmade ceramic tile reproduction of the first historical mention of Israel in hieroglyphics found on the 27th line carved into a 10-foot high black granite slab named The Merneptah Stele, also known as the Israel Stele or the Victory Stele of Merneptah. It is an inscription by Merneptah, a pharaoh in ancient Egypt who reigned from 1213 to 1203 BCE. Discovered by British Egyptologist, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie at Thebes in 1896, now housed at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The Stele was originally erected by the Ancient Egyptian king Amenhotep III, but later inscribed by Merneptah who ruled Egypt from 1213 to 1203 BC. The stele primarily commemorates a victory in a campaign against the Libu and Meshwesh Libyans and their Sea People allies, but its final two lines refer to a prior military campaign in Canaan in which Merneptah states that he defeated Ashkelon, Gezer, Yanoam and Israel among others.

One-of-a-kind unique ceramic tiles. I handmade these tiles from high-fire clay, hand cut and designed. Air dried and fired, glazed and fired again. The tiles measure approximately 3-3/4" x 5-3/4" x 3/8". The backs are unglazed and ready to install in a tiling project or you can request a hook attached to the back to hang at checkout.  Or simply on an easel as a piece of unique decor.

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