Limestone ostracon: with black-painted representation of Ptah, enthroned, with vertical registers of hieroglyphs before and after and further text above.
- Found/Acquired: Biban el-Muluk
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Biban el-Muluk (Valley of the Kings - Thebes))
- Height: 25.2 centimetres (max;including frame)
- Width: 22.8 centimetres (max;including frame)
- Thickness: 6.1 millimetres (max;including frame)
- Height: 21 centimetres (without frame)
- Width: 20 centimetres (without frame)
Inscription Positionone side
Inscription TranslationPtah, Lord of Truth, King of the Two Lands, in his beautiful name ... of the Place of Beauty
Inscription CommentOn one side only in black, a drawing of the god Ptah, seated on a throne. A hieroglyphic text in short columns mentions the god as: "Ptah, Lord of Truth, King of the Two Lands, in his beautiful name... of the Place of Beauty." (Demaree)
Ptah of the Place of Beauty was venerated in the oratory before the entrance to the Valley of the Queens.
B. Bruyère, 'Mert Seger à Deir el Médineh I (Cairo, 1930), p.52, no.10.
fair (imaged faded)
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- Salt 10 (?)
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Object reference number: YCA66154
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