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Ostracon with sketch of a crocodile

Late Period, Saite
Dynasty 26
reign of Psamtik I
664–610 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Nespakashuty (TT 312, MMA 509a), courtyard rubbish, MMA excavations, 1922–23
Limestone, ink
H. 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in); l. 21 cm (8 1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 127
Excavated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art at Thebes, found in the rubbish of the court that the tomb of Nespakashuty shares with the 11th Dynasty tomb (MMA 509). Received in the division of finds, 1923.

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