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ostracon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA60002

  • Description

    Limestone ostracon (two fragments joined): on one side only, an almost complete sketch drawing in black ink of the god Amun seated on a throne before an offering table; in front of him his name and epithets.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 24.1 centimetres (max)
    • Width: 16.5 centimetres (max)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        one side
      • Inscription Comment

        One vertical register of black-painted hieroglyphs.
  • Curator's comments

    Probably from tomb no. 6 in the Valley of the Kings (Ramses IX).

    Bibliography:
    C.N. Reeves, ‘Göttinger Miszellen’ 88 (Göttingen, 1985), p. 44, n. 11 (the notice in the inventory book probably refers to the originally two fragments of this ostracon).

  • Bibliography

    • Demaree 2002 pl.153 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G1/wp16

  • Condition

    fair (two fragments joined)

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1821

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA60002

  • Registration number

    .60002

  • Additional IDs

    • Salt 22

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