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Hieratic ostracon

A row of late New Kingdom hieratic text is sketched in black ink on this fragment of limestone.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom,

Accession Number

72.659

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca