Figured Ostracon with Giraffes (Antiquities)


Flake of limestone (ostracon) with black painted sketches of what appears to be giraffes on both sides. From the Egypt Exploration Fund 1903-04 excavations at Deir el Bahri directed by Edouard Naville. Excavations were concentrated at the south of the temple between the structure and the cliffs, although the top layer was the spol from clearing the temple. The excavation was started on the 5th November​ 1903, ending on 27th January 1904, and was focused on uncovering extant architecture associated or adjacent to the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Chipped, scratched. Displayed: World Museum: Ancient World: Egypt Gallery (permanent gallery), 2008-2015.