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Figured ostracon

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 17 x 8.5 cm (6 11/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1160

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca

Limestone ostracon with scene drawn in black with evident traces of red guidelines; scene depicts of a goddess in a shrine; she holds a sun-disk in one hand and a falcon in the other; on either side two snakes appear in a posture of praise; horizontal lines of text in cursive hieroglyphs and hieratic beside goddess and below.

Provenance

By 1937: with Joseph Lindon Smith; 1937: given to the MFA by Joseph Lindon Smith.
(Accesson Date: November 17, 1937)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Lindon Smith