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Figured ostracon

Limestone ostracon with scene drawn in black with evident traces of red guidelines; scene depicts of a goddess in a shrine; she holds a sun-disk in one hand and a falcon in the other; on either side two snakes appear in a posture of praise; horizontal lines of text in cursive hieroglyphs and...

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Provenance

By 1937: with Joseph Lindon Smith; 1937: given to the MFA by Joseph Lindon Smith. (Accesson Date: November 17, 1937)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Lindon Smith

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Accession Number

37.1160

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca