Hieroglyphic Ostracon



Limestone ostracon with columns of cursive hieroglyphic text in red ink on both sides. Dr Roland Enmarch (University of Liverpool) examined the ostracon in March 2018 and suggests it to be a preparatory study for an artist tasked with applying religious texts to the walls of a tomb (probably in Thebes). See attached report by Dr Enmarch (PDF document). Based on a round sticker annotated 141/2 (placed over a larger sticker with serrated edge) it is assumed to have been purchased at Sotheby's, London, 18 July 1919 Lot 141/3: "Two ancient Egyptain mural fragments with inscriptions; also a small wood carved Hawk".