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Ostracon with hieratic inscription

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Date:
ca. 2051–1981 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb MMA 850, MMA excavations, 1929–30
Medium:
Pottery, ink
Dimensions:
H. 15 × W. 9 cm (5 7/8 × 3 9/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1931
Accession Number:
31.3.70
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929-30. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

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