About this object

Figured ostracon with a carving of the Canaanite god Reshef (Reshep), holding a heka sceptre and shield, standing behind an offering table.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 - 1186 BC (Dynasty 18 BC - 19) about
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1900s early
  • Measurements
    150 mm x 110 mm
  • Note
    Compare with other examples in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, numbers 70222, 71815
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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