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Ostracon showing Ramesses IV smiting his enemies

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Fine white limestone; figure of king slaying his enemies on one side drawn in black; on the reverse a chariot and two slaves, also drawn in black; irregular edges.

Provenance

By 1909: Denman Waldo Ross collection; 1909: given to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession Date: August 5, 1909)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Denman Waldo Ross

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 20, reign of Ramesses IV, 1153–1147 B.C.

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Dimensions

Width x length: 20 x 30.3 cm (7 7/8 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.289

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca