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  • Artist's gridded sketch, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1458 b.c.
    Egyptian; From western Thebes
    Limestone and ink; W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1923 (23.3.4)

    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.

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  • Artist's gridded sketch, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
    Egyptian; From western Thebes
    Limestone and ink; W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1923 (23.3.4)

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