About this object

Ostracon incised with a sketch of a bull.

Similar to another ostracon collected by Gayer-Anderson and now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (no. E.GA.4297.1943). Compare to scene of the seven sacred cows and a bull with the four steering oars of the sky in the tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (Strouhol, 'Life of the Ancient Egyptians', p.110; 'Wall Paintings of the tomb of Nefertari. Scientific Studies For Their Conservation', fig. 9).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1279 BC - 1213 BC (Dynasty 19) about
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1944 before
  • Measurements
    94 mm x 170 mm x 36 mm
  • Related people
    Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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