Hieratic ostracon

Egyptian
Late New Kingdom
1186–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .079 Length: .05 W.

Accession Number

72.666

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca

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