Artist's Scaled Drawing of Hieroglyphs
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
- ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Hatshepsut Hole, MMA excavations, 1922–23
- Limestone, ink
- 16 x 14.5 x 4 cm (6 5/16 x 5 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1923
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
This small sketch depicts a frequently occurring group of hieroglyphs meaning "life, prosperity, and dominion." The grid lines allowed the artist to draw the hieroglyphs at whatever scale was needed.