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Inscribed ostracon

Limestone ostracon with several brief inscriptions oriented variously; on the recto: two central, vertical lines of hieroglyphic text; to their left are three horizontal lines of hieroglyphic text reading left to right, and to their right are four lines of hieroglyphic text reading right to...

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Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Luxor, 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)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.

Accession Number

11.1498

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca