Figured Ostracon



Ostracon incised with a sketch of a bull. Ex Gayer-Anderson Collection. 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). CONDITION NOTE 1998: Surface dirt, label adhered to surface.