Ostracon showing Ramesses IV smiting his enemies

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


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

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Ostraca

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