About this object

Pottery ostracon with traces of hieratic text in black ink that is now very indistinct. Fragment from the shoulder of a necked vessel. Newberry described the writing as being hieratic, fair and indistinct. No transcription on the Newberry-Peet record card.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1295 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • 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
    135 mm x 125 mm
  • 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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