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Figured ostracon

Ostracon of fine-grained, white limestone; irregular fractured edges; figures drawn in black with traces of red (likely artist's guidelines) show a king facing facing right with part of a second figure of a solar deity facing left, largely missing but identifiable by sun-disc headdress with...

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By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911)

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Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20, 1295–1070 B.C.

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The Ancient World