Limestone ostracon: on the recto five lines of a duplicate text of the 'Loyalist Teaching of Kaires'. On the verso six faint lines of a duplicate text of the 'Tale of Sinuhe'.
- Found/Acquired: Deir el-Medina (?)
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Deir el-Medina (Thebes))
- Height: 13.5 centimetres
- Width: 19.5 centimetres
Inscription CommentPainted. Six faint lines of a duplicate text of Sinuhe B77-B87.
Inscription CommentPainted. On the recto five lines of a duplicate text of the 'Loyalist Teaching', 8.1 - 9.1
S. Birch, 'Inscriptions in the Hieratic and Demotic Character, from the Collections of the British Museum' (London, 1868), pl. XXV;
J. J. Černy and A.H. Gardiner, ‘Hieratic Ostraca’ (Oxford 1957), p. 24 and pl. LXXXVII, 4;
G. Posener, 'L'Enseignement loyaliste: sagesse égyptien du Moyen Empire' (Geneva 1976), pp. 8 and 101-9;
'Revue d'Égyptologie' 6 (Cairo, 1951) p. 33, 33;
'Revue d'Égyptologie' 9 (Cairo) p. 118.
Translation: R. Parkinson, The Tale of Sinuhe and Other ancient Egyptian Poems 1940-1649 BC (Oxford World's Classics 1999), 21-53 (Sinuhe), 235-45.
Incomplete, text faded, parts of verso broken off
16 June 1952 - 16 June 1952
Reason for analysis
Ostracon in Theban limestone with writing on both sides
Make inscription legible.
Analysis materials group
Main type of investigation
- Physical Examination
Analysis reference number
- Inscription from: Loyalist Teaching
- Inscription from: Tale of Sinuhe
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
Limestone ostracon: on the recto five lines of a duplicate text of the 'Loyalist Teaching'. On the verso six faint lines of a duplicate text of the 'Tale of Sinuhe'. Perhaps this is a continuation of the recto.
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Object reference number: YCA1283
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