Figured ostracon

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 19–20
1295–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 23 x 17 cm (9 1/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1530

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca

Ostracon of fine-grained, white limestone; irregular fractured edges; figures drawn in black with traces of red (likely artist’s guidelines) show a king facing facing right with part of a second figure of a solar deity facing left, largely missing but identifiable by sun-disc headdress with uraeus and hand holding an ankh and was-scepter.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in 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