About this object

Limestone ostracon with three vertical columns of hieroglyphs in black on recto. The columns are written between red dividing lines. One sign (forearm) is written in red outside of the dividing lines.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    30 mm x 165 mm x 195 mm
  • Note
    Hand copy of the inscription on the Newberry-Peet record card.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Associated Person, collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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