Ostracon - ROM2018_16270_8

ROM2018_16270_8

Ostracon

Medium:Limestone
Geography: Excavated at Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 1550-1186 BC
Period: 18th-19th Dynasty, New Kingdom
Dimensions:
21.5 × 12.4 × 4.8 cm
Object number: 907.18.14
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
Description

This ostracon shows a careful planning out of text and image, and considerable use.  With limestone flakes in generous supply, it's strange that this same piece was used over. 

The most interesting image is of a being (human?) bringing a mirror as offering to an elaborate sema-tawy construction with the name of a king in cartouche inside, but unreadable. 

Collection:
Egypt
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