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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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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)

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Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

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

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The Ancient World