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Hieratic ostracon

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Two rows of late New Kingdom hieratic text are roughly sketched in black on the irregular surface of this limestone fragment.

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, Late New Kingdom, 1186–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .079 Length: .05 W.

Accession Number

72.666

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca