Sketch - ROM2018_16322_1



Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1069 BC
Period: 18th-20th Dynasty, New Kingdom
12.5 × 9 × 4 cm
Object number: 907.18.12
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis ostracon is one of a particularly interesting and valuable type that shows an ancient Egyptian architect at work.  This is a sketch of the floor plan or perhaps the elevation, of a building.  Such sketches could be consulted as the work progressed, or might have been the preliminary designs for a building.  Occasionally such drawings can be identified with known tombs or temples, but that is unfortunately not the case here. 
If you see an error or have additional information, please contact us by clicking here.