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.
Museum excavations, 1922-23. Acquired in the division of finds, 1923.
Winlock, Herbert E. 1923. "The Egyptian Expedition 1922–1923." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 18, no. 12, part 2 (December), p. 37, fig. 32.
Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part II: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 175, fig. 96.