About this object

Limestone ostracon painted with an image of a standing female figure and two columns of text mentioned 'mistress of the house'. Now blackened and hard to see.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • 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: Thebes
  • Date collected
    1850 about
  • Measurements
    202 mm x 133 mm x 48 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( 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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