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trial-piece / ostracon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA26705

  • Description

    Limestone ostracon: on the recto a sketch drawing in black ink of the Horus-name of Ramses IV, Kʒ nḫt ʿnḫ (m) Mʒʿt, faded at the top and at the lower end. On the verso an almost complete drawing in black ink of a bull, damaged only at the head.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 28.3 centimetres (max)
    • Width: 16.6 centimetres (max)
    • Thickness: 3.9 centimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        recto
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Titles/epithets include : Kʒ nḫt ʿnḫ (m) Mʒʿt
      • Inscription Comment

        Sketch design in black of the Horus-name of Ramses IV.
  • Curator's comments

    For the recto cf. O. Stockholm MM 14119 and O. Cairo 25041V. For the verso cf. O. Cairo 25080 (from tomb 9,Valley of the Kings).

  • Bibliography

    • Demaree 2002 pl.70 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    fair (incomplete)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1891

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA26705

  • Registration number

    1891,0430.72

Limestone ostracon: on the recto a sketch drawing in black ink of the Horus-name of Ramses IV, K? n?t ?n? (m) M??t, faded at the top and at the lower end. On the verso an almost complete drawing in black ink of a bull, damaged only at the head.

Limestone ostracon: on the recto a sketch drawing in black ink of the Horus-name of Ramses IV, K? n?t ?n? (m) M??t, faded at the top and at the lower end. On the verso an almost complete drawing in black ink of a bull, damaged only at the head.

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