Hieratic ostracon

Egyptian
New Kingdom


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .082 Length: .054 W.

Accession Number

72.659

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca

A row of late New Kingdom hieratic text is sketched in black ink on this fragment of limestone.

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