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Ostracon

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Tomb CC 41, court radim, MMA excavations, 1915–16
Medium:
Limestone, ink
Dimensions:
L. 6 cm (2 3/8 in); w. 5 cm (1 15/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1932
Accession Number:
32.3.262
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
This ostracon is written in hieratic script. The text records the parts of a building.
Excavated in Asasif by the Museum during the 1915-1916 season. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1932.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 294.

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