- Museum number
Large limestone ostracon: with traces of black-painted, with red rubric, funerary text consisting of two broad horizontal registers, comprising vertical columns of hieroglyphic text and representations of funerary deities. The subject is the passage of the Ra through the hours of the Day or Night, with accompanying texts, all in outline. Ra, aboard solar barque, is shown piercing Apophis in the waters in one of the vignettes.
Height: 21.90 centimetres (max)
Width: 33.80 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
Part of 1837,0714.37.b
Part of 1837,0714.37.c
According to the auction catalogue 'found in the rubbish of the tomb of RamessesVII'.
S. Birch, 'Inscriptions in the Hieratic and Demotic Character, from the Collections of the British Museum' (London, 1868), pl.V;
Bengt E.J. Peterson, 'Zeichnungen aus einer Totenstadt' (Stockholm, 1973), p.25
Being studied by J. F. Quack (Heidelberg).
9509 and 29510 appear to join directly (suggested by J. F. Quack).
- Not on display
- fair (text very faded)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the three in lot 233 of the 1836 Burton collection sale.
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: B.233
Miscellaneous number: BS.5623.a (Numbers Book)
Miscellaneous number: BS.5623.c (Publication)